Rahul Dravid has been, in my opinion, one of the weakest captains ever to lead India - He might be the steely nerved colossus when he is at the striker's end, but as a captain, Dravid is hardly a patch on Saurav Ganguly with the lead from the front attitude, who never minced words when it came to voicing his opinion. Ganguly was honest when he said he was paying back Steve Waugh with his own coin, when he made Waugh wait at the Chennai match for half an hour before the toss. Purists might frown, but Ganguly did successfully ward off Waugh's quest for the Last Frontier. Dravid, in a nutshell, lacks the toughness and aggression that is required of an international cricket captain.
Dravid in this interview with CNN-IBN has said that India has an obsession with the World Cup. Isn't this funny? If you are a competitor and don't strive for the pinnacle, people will call you a L-O-S-E-R. India might win the test series in England or even a test series down-under, but unless they win the WC, they can never be called World Champions. And as a team, if they don't have that veri to be World Champions, sorry, India and Mr. Dravid, you simply aren't up there with the Waughs, Jayasuriyas, Akrams, Pontings or even the Gangulys. Perhaps the next-gen of cricketers like Yuvraj, Karthik pick up the gauntlet and bring the trophy to India.