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Rahul Dravid: Ten quotes from cricket legends that prove he's one of a kind

India's U-19 cricketers must consider themselves very fortunate to be coached by Dravid.

Rahul Dravid: Ten quotes from cricket legends that prove he's one of a kind

New Delhi: Fans poured in their wishes for cricket legend Rahul Dravid as he turned 43 on Monday.

Dravid is not just regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of his generation, but also as one of the finest human beings to have played the game.

Respected abroad and revered at home, India's U-19 cricketers must consider themselves very fortunate to be coached by Dravid.

 

On the occasion of his birthday, here are ten iconic quotes from legendary cricketers that show why Dravid is one of a kind.

Brian Lara: If I have to put anyone to bat for my life, it’ll be Kallis or Dravid.

Glenn McGrath: If there was one Indian player who could get a direct entry into the famous Australian team of the late 90s, it would be Rahul Dravid.

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.

Sourav Ganguly: He's a champion at everything. I really admire him. I am very impressed with the way he approaches life.

Matthew Hayden: All this going around is not aggression. If you want to see aggression on cricket field, look into Rahul Dravid’s eyes.

Sunil Gavaskar: He brings a serenity to the crease that is so good for the nerves in the dressing-room. He also helps ease the tension away by the way he plays. He then proceeds to make the fastest of bowlers look easy to bat against. His economy of movement and the preciseness of his footwork gets him into position quickly, and so, the bowlers look quite clueless. The fastest of deliveries is played as if it's done every day and with minimum fuss.

Chris Gayle: Dravid Could play attacking cricket like me but i could never play like him.

VVS Laxman: I learn from and admire his consistency. We have been together for four-five years and it is a great learning process to bat with him. It definitely helps when I bat alongside Rahul, a guy who is so intense and is concentrating at all times kind of inspires you at the other end.

Brett Lee: If you can’t get along with Dravid, you’re struggling in life.

Sachin Tendulkar: He (Dravid) is a perfect role model for youngsters. He has set a great example for all of us to follow. We are all trying to follow that path.

From Zee News

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