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Top 5 greatest quotes on Rahul Dravid

V Shashank
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Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 20 Dec 2019, 17:19 IST

#3 Steve Waugh

Rahul Dravid Academy Announcement
Steve Waugh has always been an admirer of Rahul Dravid
"Try to take his wicket in the first 15 minutes. If you can't then only try to take the remaining wickets."- Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh, one of the greatest captains the cricketing World has ever seen, has always been an admirer of Rahul Dravid's prowess. Well, it's not the only quote that the Australian legend has made regarding the Indian legend.

"Rahul is the kind of person who young cricketers can look up to; not only because of his success but also of the way he conducts himself"- Steve Waugh

#2 Glenn McGrath

Third Test - India v Australia: Day 2
Glenn McGrath finds Rahul Dravid as a class apart
"Dravid has been a class player for a long time now and we know his ability better than anyone. He's not like the other guys who love scoring off every ball, and there's no real weakness in his game either." - Glenn McGrath

The Australian line and length specialist has always found Dravid as a top-class batsman. As a matter of fact, the veteran of 563 Test wickets has even mentioned that Dravid would have been the only Indian cricketer to have received a direct entry into the Australian team of the late 90s.


#1 Shoaib Akhtar

Pakistan v India
Rahul Dravid had a nightmarish effect on Shoaib Akhtar
"Even though Sachin is great, I have always found Rahul more solid and hard to get out. He has a solid defense and plays less shots than others. When a batsman plays less shots then it is tough to get him as he makes less mistakes."- Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar, also known as the Rawalpindi Express has mentioned time and again about the effect that Dravid had on him during his cricketing days.

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"Yes, Sachin made me a star. So I'm thankful to him. He's a great batsman, without a doubt. He can play better than anyone else. When he got going, he was a nightmare. But the biggest nightmare I ever faced was Rahul Dravid. He used to bore me. He was the first batsman who could intimidate me, in terms of when he walked in, I knew I would have to field for at least two more sessions." - Shoaib Akhtar
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Published 20 Aug 2018, 19:46 IST
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