One thing the recent fuss about captaincy and related issues has done, seemingly, is to polarise large chunks of the media into pro- and anti- camps. Arun Sivasankaran, in the Hindustan Times, wears his heart on his sleeve; it's pretty hard to miss his inclinations and preference in this piece.
It is just one match of a long series, and so much can happen before the series is played out, but Indian cricket seems to have hit upon the right man. Dravid is never going to let the world know how much hair he has on his chest, and one can safely assume that he will play within the rules, both the mental games as well as the real ones on the field, but he lacks nothing by way of passion. Don't go by the soft looks.
It is not usual for a bowler to be taken off after he had taken an important wicket in his last over, but that is just what Dravid did with Sehwag who had lured Sangakkara into hitting a return catch. With a right-hander coming into the middle, it made sense to deny him the opportunity to hit with the spin. In an age when captaincy by rote is the rule; here was a leader actually dictating play in the middle, knowing just when to press hard and when to wait for things to happen. Surely, the selectors are not going to bring back Sourav as captain, not after watching such an assured and mature display.