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Would pick Sachin Tendulkar if someone had to bat for my life: Rahul Dravid

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 25, 2018, 12:24 pm IST
Updated Jul 25, 2018, 2:28 pm IST
Dravid also added that he would have liked to have the flair and creativity of West Indies legend Brian Lara in his batting.
The former India captain, who was recently inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame is now grooming young Indian talents for future. (Photo: AFP)
 The former India captain, who was recently inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame is now grooming young Indian talents for future. (Photo: AFP)

Mumbai: Rahul Dravid is hailed as one of the greatest cricketers to grace the cricket pitch. It was not only his leadership but also his calm demeanour and humility that separated him from others.

The former India captain, who was recently inducted in the inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame is now grooming young Indian talents for future as India A and U-19 coach.

 

‘The Wall’ led India to a record fourth title during the ICC U-19 World Cup 2018 and many players now are making steady progress thanks to his knowledge and experience.

Dravid recently appeared in a rapid-fire interview where he was asked a host of questions by ESPNCricinfo. The most interesting question was one batsman he would pick in world cricket to bat for his life and Dravid undoubtedly chose Sachin Tendulkar.  

“The best guy I’ve played with was Sachin Tendulkar. In terms of quality and class. So I’d pick Sachin, at his best,” he answered. Dravid added that he would have liked to have the flair and creativity of West Indies legend Brian Lara in his batting and that he would have liked to face the bowling of Michael Holding or Jeff Thomson from the past but “just for a few balls though and definitely not without a helmet!”

 

The 45-year-old also chose Indian icons such as Sunil Gavaskar and GR Viswanath when questioned which batsman he would have liked to share a partnership with.

“I would have loved to have partnered Sunil Gavaskar. And hopefully, Gavaskar would have gotten out when I was still batting and GR Viswanath would have walked in. That would have been cool. They were my childhood heroes growing up,” he added.

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