Rahul Dravid marches on
Regular programming, i.e. post-match review of the third India-West Indies test
, interrupted briefly with the news that Rahul Dravid, now has the highest test batting average for those who've made in excess of 7000 runs
, conveniently of course casting aside the fact that a certain
made 6996 runs at a fairly ridiculous batting average.
At the end of the St. Kitts test, Dravid averages 58.55
. In addition, Dravid is 100 runs away from 9000 test runs and now only has the five gents of the 10,000 club
ahead of him in the test runs list, having got to 8000 against Sri Lanka late last year
Of course, it needs no mention that his cricketing twin
will certainly catch up
soon and eventually go past everyone else as far as total test runs and centuries are concerned. What about one-dayers? Perhaps not. He'll need to make 20 more centuries and 6000 more runs before he gets past Tendulkar, and he's probably going to stop playing one-dayers at some point of time or the other to focus on test cricket. I reckon Ponting will stop playing one-dayers when he's 34-35.