Help Your Team – Inspirational Story

The following post (Help your team – Inspirational story) is taken from Rahul Dravid’s (one of the India’s finest test bats man) speech.

“Please help your team mates.That extra bonus won’t even matter to you while you are on the death bed.”

Okay, let me narrate you an incident. I happened to meet him at an event a couple of months back. It was an inspirational talk for the corporate.

We were shown a picture of NatWest Trophy final at LORD’s with Shirtless Ganguly and the team celebrating in the balcony and asked if everyone remembers this ?


Everyone screeched their lungs out and replied in unison YESSSSSSS !

Then the conversation went like this –

Rahul Dravid: Do you think I was a success or a failure in that match? Okay let me put it this way. How many runs did I score in that game? Based on that you take a call. 5 runs I guess? Then I must be a failure? I would say NO. I was a match-winner.

I think we’ve come to an age where no one actually wants to go an extra mile.

I contributed by wicket-keeping that day. I helped Sourav and the team to solve the puzzle. India was in search of a quality wicket keeper batsman back then. This was before MSD had arrived to the party. Guys don’t laugh, there was an era before Dhoni as well. Sounds unbelievable right! So, what I’m trying to convey is that if I wouldn’t have gone an extra mile to wear those gloves, Kaif- The extra batsman wouldn’t have played and you wouldn’t see this picture.

At times, please do little unconditional things which adds joy by giving.


I never hoped to see myself in the London times the next day because I wasn’t the front end hero but I knew, the team knew that I was a rock star at the back.

Audience : Mouth wide open.