Panaji: Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Sunday said that cricket’s influence in his life was such that the game made him a better person.
“One-and-a-half years after my retirement, I have realised that cricket has made me a better human. I learnt from successes and failures,” Dravid said on the sidelines of a function here.
Dravid narrated several anecdotes from his career, starting from his school days, making a special mention of school principal, Father Coelho.
He also said that his father was an ardent fan of the game.
“After the Australia tour, I felt it is time to make way for the next generation. Now I am back to the little boy listening to cricket commentary in my father’s studio,” said Dravid.
There were millions of ways to be successful, he said. “You don’t have to be No. 1 in the world, you have to be No. 1 to yourself by achieving the height which you have always aimed for,” Dravid said.