'The Wall' remained impregnable and his wicket was still the hardest to get for the bowlers. At 36, Dravid was a model of consistency and in six Tests he had back to back hundreds, a 70, three 60s and a couple of thirties and his career average maintained an upward graph.
He became the fifth player after Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting and Allan Border to cross 11000 runs in Tests. His slip fielding remained peerless and he overtook Mark Waugh as the leading catcher in Tests. His role in ODIs was limited but he still notched up scores of 76, 47 and 39.