Rahul Dravid, India's elder statesman of cricket, delivered the Bradman Oration at Canberra last week. If you want to hear a classy, graceful, charming, stylish speech, look no further. Class, grace, charm and style define the man and perhaps it is but natural, that his speech was all of that. It is about cricket, of course, but even if you are not a cricket fan, listen to it if you have the time - this is how a speech should be made. Its 40 mts long, but I really wished it wouldn't end.
Rahul's speech follows in the lines of another classic speech - from Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka, when he delivered the Cowdrey lecture in July. Another gem, you can listen to here .
English oration is alive and well in the colonies, atleast in the sporting world !