Inspiring Speech by Rahul Dravid on Patience


“When I’m requested to speak to youngsters I like talking about this phase of my life and liken it to fascinating plant: The Chinese Bamboo. You can take a Chinese bamboo seed and plant it in the ground, water and nurture the seed for an entire year & not even see a single sprout. Infact, you’ll not see a sprout for 5 years. But suddenly, a tiny shoot will spring from the ground. And over the next 6 weeks, the plant can grow as tall as 90 feet. It can grow as fast as 39 inches every 24 hours. You can literally watch the plant grow.

What was the plant doing during these 5 years, seemingly dormant period, it was growing its roots. For 5 full years it was preparing itself for rapid, full growth. Without this root structure, the plant simply couldn’t support itself for its future growth. Some would say the plant grew 90 feet in 6 weeks, I would say it grew 90 feet in 5 years & 6 weeks”

About Rahul Dravid: In India, Rahul Dravid needs no introduction. In a a population of 1.2 Billion people, Mr Dravid is recogRahul Dravid is one of the legends of Cricket known for his records in both on field and off-field. His record of scoring consistently in the game of cricket has earned him nicknames 'The Wall of Cricket' and 'Mr Dependable'. Known for exercising utmost stability even during the most critical moments, he has supported his team in winning umpteen number of times. 

This post is a humble dedication to Rahul Dravid from Inno Garage Team.