Rahul Dravid Is The Most Underrated Cricketer Ever: Irfan Pathan
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Rahul Dravid Is The Most Underrated Cricketer Ever: Irfan Pathan

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Formidable Indian all-rounder, Irfan Pathan, has said that former Indian captain and the wall of Indian cricket, Rahul Dravid, is the most underrated cricketer ever. Dravid captained India in 79 ODIs out of which India won 42 matches, and lost 33 games, with a winning percentage of 56. He also captained India in 25 Tests in which he won 8, and lost 6, with a winning percentage of 32.00.

The former right-handed batsman rightly deserves the honour as he has been one of India’s greatest batsmen. He is also called ‘The Wall’ as he was famous for facing a hell lot of deliveries, especially in Test cricket. He is the batsman who has faced the most balls in international cricket.

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid

Now, Irfan Pathan has come out in support of Rahul Dravid and said that he is the most underrated Indian player to grace the field of cricket.

Irfan Pathan Heaps Praise On Rahul Dravid

In an Instagram Live video chat show ‘Beyond the Field’ with ESPNCricinfo presenter Raunak Kapoor, former India pacer Irfan Pathan was asked to describe Dravid during a rapid-fire round.

In his response, Pathan said. “Most, most, most underrated cricketer in the world.”

Irfan Pathan, IPL, T20 World Cup
Irfan Pathan. Photo Credit: Web.

On being asked to elaborate on Dravid as a captain, Pathan said, “Dravid was 100 per cent a great captain. He was very clear on whatever he wanted from the team.” Every captain has their way – there are captains who thinks differently, and Rahul Dravid was also one captain who thought differently, but he was very clear in his communication. He would tell ‘this is your role and you have to work accordingly’, Pathan said.

Rahul Dravid Wanted His Players To Do Everything: Irfan Pathan

“He wanted you to do everything. He has played cricket like that as well. He has donned the wicketkeeper’s gloves, he was ready to open, he was ready to bat at no. 3. People would say he is not a great ODI cricketer, but he has scored 10,000+ runs in 50 overs cricket as well. He was such a great team’s player. His style of captaincy was also for the team,” Pathan added.

Irfan Pathan, India Legends
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“Whenever there was a problem, he was always there. Sometimes it gets difficult to communicate with a captain, because they are always surrounded by things. But Dravid was one such captain, that you can even approach him at 2 am at night with a problem. A captain’s role is to keep communication with all the players, and he did that,” Pathan further said.

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