Dravid to deliver Bradman oration

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 14, 2011 09:15 hrs

Canberra: Rahul Dravid will deliver the annual Sir Donald Bradman Oration this evening in Canberra a day before India's first practice tie at the Manuka Oval.

The Wall will be the first Indian to deliver the lecture. "Having a distinguished player such as Rahul Dravid speak from the background of coming from a nation as passionate about cricket as we are in Australia adds to the Bradman Oration’s fine tradition." CA's chairman Jack Clarke said earlier this month.

Clarke had apparently been impressed after hearing Dravid's speech at the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) earlier this year.

Many distinguished personalities have delivered the lecture in the past like former Australian PM, John Howard, and former cricketers, Richie Benaud and Ricky Ponting.

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