Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson took to Twitter and showered praises on the former Indian skipper, Rahul Dravid. In his latest tweet, Shane Watson wrote, “Rahul Dravid is the most genuine and sweet guy anyone could ever meet. And he was a dominant force in world cricket to go with it… The Ultimate!!! I hope everyone enjoys his amazing insights”.
Watson interviewed Dravid on his podcast “Lessons Learnt with the Greats”. The Australian all-rounder during the chat shared his personal favorite highlights from Dravid’s career and said, “No Aussie would ever forget the innings in the second Test at Kolkata where Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman just batted forever. Rahul Dravid batted for over 7 hours and finished with 180 runs”.
Shane shared another one of his favorite highlights from Dravid’s career and said the latter’s knock of 233 against Australia in Adelaide in 2003, was the second highlight of his career.
Recalling that knock, Watson elaborated, “I remember watching that innings and being in total awe to be able to see an overseas batsman, especially from the sub-continent, be able to dominate the Aussies in conditions like that. It truly showed his skill and versatility that he developed and groomed into in all conditions.”
Dravid, nicknamed “The Wall”, is one of the finest batsmen to have ever played for India. During his career, he featured in 164 matches for India and scored 13,288 runs with an average of 52.31.
In ODIs, Rahul Dravid played 344 matches and scored 10, 889 runs with an average of 39.16. He also played one T20I for the country against England at Manchester in 2011.
Currently, India is going through a nationwide lockdown. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus positive patients in India went past 382000 with almost 12700 people losing their lives on Friday, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Almost the entire is in a lockdown due to the scare of the ever-escalating situation concerning the World Health Organisation-recognized pandemic that is the Coronavirus. Everything- schools, colleges, airports, railway stations, gyms, sporting events, movies, offices- have been put under lockdown as the world continues to self-isolate in order to control the pandemic.