For all those who did not know, Sir Rahul Dravid has represented Scotland in 12 matches. Yes, you read that right. This happened right after the 2003 World Cup where India came second, after a wonderful performance throughout the tournament before losing to Australia in the final. Nevertheless, they still played quite well but I will leave that for another blog.
Post that, The Chief Executive of Scotish Cricket Union, Gwynne Jones asked Indian Coach John Wright if he could have Sir Sachin play for his side but Wright suggested Dravid instead as he thought he is a better option to fit the role. According to Wright, Dravid was someone who could get things done both on and off the field and exactly somebody Scotland was looking for.
Scotland has just been granted a 3 Year Trail Period and was part of the National League. They were looking for someone who could motivate their players to improve their cricket and qualify for the 2007 World Cup which they eventually did.
As the Scotland Captain put it. “Dravid’s first concern after checking out the accommodation was not the size or luxury, but rather how the dish washer works”. Moving on, Jammy played 11 County Games for Scotland in the National League and 1 off tour game even against arch rivals Pakistan. There are no surprises to guess that he ended up as the highest run scorer for his team collecting a whopping 600 runs at an average of 66.66.
Source: Yahoo News India
The entire Scotland management was thankful to Rahul Dravid for his wonderful gesture to help shape up their team. On the other hand, Dravid is the kind of person who could call for a run and wish his partner good luck at the same time. So how could he have not been humble? He also equally thankful and humbled by the love and support he received during his entire tenure. He has glad he could inspire a many and we are glad that he is still continuing to do so.