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    Dravid - War Memorial Speech

    I know it has been posted in the India-Australia thread but it's too good for anyone to miss.

    http://www.cricket.com.au/pv_obj_cac...783-source.pdf - Transcript - Thanks for the linkage, Spark

    Favourite bit was Dravid on Bradman

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    The only bit of history quoted there that I'm not proud of:

    We share something else other than cricket. Before they played the first Test match against each other, Indians and Australians fought wars together, on the same side.
    But that's a non-cricketing issue and not exactly relevant to this forum.

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    Class act is Dravid.

    If anyone hasn't been there, or is thinking of visiting Australia, the AWM is a must see. A great museum.

    Downside is it's in Canberra. You've been warned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outswinger@Pace View Post
    The only bit of history quoted there that I'm not proud of:



    But that's a non-cricketing issue and not exactly relevant to this forum.
    I don't know what Planet you are on sunshine all he was doing was drawing an anology between the two countries and quite rightly and appropriately as well.Your objection to content when the Oration was made at the Australian War Memorial is ill founded
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBMAC View Post
    I don't know what Planet you are on sunshine all he was doing was drawing an anology between the two countries and quite rightly and appropriately as well.Your objection to content when the Oration was made at the Australian War Memorial is ill founded
    I get that part. It's just that Dravid's purpose was to discuss the sport and maybe he could have done without mentioning that piece of war history. Different people feel differently about the association and The War itself, as you would appreciate.

    Regardless, it's an irrelevant point and I wish to end this right here. Back to the great game!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outswinger@Pace View Post
    I get that part. It's just that Dravid's purpose was to discuss the sport and maybe he could have done without mentioning that piece of war history. Different people feel differently about the association and The War itself, as you would appreciate.

    Regardless, it's an irrelevant point and I wish to end this right here. Back to the great game!
    I thought it tied in nicely to Bradman and Australia and Indja's shared heritage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    I thought it tied in nicely to Bradman and Australia and Indja's shared heritage.
    As Outswinger said, it is not something many are proud of... You just gotta understand there were millions of Indians who simply hated the colonists. Simple as. So it is not really the best thing to say in that context at all. He could have easily avoided it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Class act is Dravid.

    If anyone hasn't been there, or is thinking of visiting Australia, the AWM is a must see. A great museum.

    Downside is it's in Canberra. You've been warned.
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    No coincidence he used the word 'benchmark' more than once in his speech #betterthantherestofyou
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    Great talk given by Dravid. though its international T20 that needs to be cut down, not the ODIs

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    No coincidence he used the word 'benchmark' more than once in his speech #betterthantherestofyou

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    Amazing speech apart from the WW reference. Loved the bits where he talked about Indian cricket and its caricature. The people who like to parade that they are not anti-Indian cricket by saying how much they love the man, should actually try reading and understanding that part. Might just have a bit more appreciation for what even a guy like Harbhajan goes through...

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