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Special feeling to join five legends of Indian cricket: Dravid

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Mumbai, Mar 17 (UNI) India's cricket captain Rahul Dravid, who will complete a century of Test matches when he steps onto the field for the third Test against England tomorrow, termed the occasion as a special one.

Dravid, speaking to reporters here today, said that to join the list of five other Indian legends gives him a great feeling. He, however, added ''it is just another Test match and the focus would be to play good cricket and try to win the game.'' Speaking on his century, which only five other Indians have achieved so far, Dravid said, ''The last couple of days have given me time to look back on my career. I am grateful to a lot of things.

But I will try to focus on the main task which is to win the Test match.'' Dravid also said the occasion will be made more memorable as his parents and wife, the pillars of his strength, would be at the ground to witness him play his hundredth Test.

Asked to single out some of his memorable innings, Dravid reeled off a few, starting with his fabulous knock of 180 in the second innings against Australia on the 2000-01 series in Kolkata after India were forced to follow on.

''There have been some innings that I remember well though I cannot rank them. The 180 I scored against Australia at Kolkata, the knock at Adelaide (233 v Australa in 2003-04), the two innings at Kolkata against Pakistan (110 and 135 in 2004-05) and the Taunton One-day knock against Sri Lanka (145 in the 1999 World Cup) are some of these,'' Dravid said.

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