Rahul Dravid is known for his humble nature and down to earth attitude. He is among the most soft spoken personalities in cricket and that is one major reason for his fan following. It is his gentle and humble nature which is a delight for every cricket lover.
Shane Watson, the all-rounder from Rajasthan Royals too feels the same. Watson was all in praises for the Indian legend recently.
Watson showered praises Dravid and said, “Rahul is an incredible man. The humility that he shows is a great thing for all young cricketers to be able to see and learn from someone who has been in absolute peak of his game. Obviously being in a cricket loving country, and still able to hold oneself with such humility is a great example for every young cricketer to be able to learn,” Watson said.
“From his coaching perspective, he is more trying to make sure we are not putting an added pressure on ourselves. Just go about there and express ourselves to the best of our ability and try and do that every single time.”
The senior Australian all-rounder also lauded talented Indians such as Sanju Samson and Ajinkya Rahane. Watson continued and said, “It is great to see Ajinkya continue to grow as a cricketer and a person as well. When he came to Royals we exactly knew the potential he had in him.”
He continued to say, “The year he had with India in all formats of the game, also in the World Cup and now continuing it with Rajasthan Royals here as well, is just incredible. It has been a pleasure to see someone playing at the top of the game. I think he will continue to score more for a long time as he is hungry for runs.”
Sanju Samson too received praises from Watson. “Sanju is the most talented young batsman that I have ever come across. I first saw him when he was 18. It’s great to see how much control he has got in his batting skills. He effortlessly hits the ball so far and under pressure how clear his mind is, that is something I have never seen in someone at such a young age.”, he said.
“He is a very very special talent. There is no doubt that at some stage he will show his skills on the international stage as well, as with such incredible gifts the world needs to see it,” concluded Watson.