Former Pakistan cricketer-turned-commentator Ramiz Raja has lavished praise on the Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid, saying The Wall was an extremely good batsman on a tough pitch thanks to his rock-solid defense and even sometimes outdid the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.
However, the commentator said Dravid was not as naturally talented as Tendulkar, but he still managed to become one of the batting greats owing to his dedication, determination, and willpower.
Hailing Dravid's commitment to the Indian team’s cause, former Pakistan captain said the legendary batsman will always be remembered as the respected cricketer.
Raja told Sportskeeda: “Maybe Rahul Dravid wasn't as gifted as Sachin Tendulkar but to survive and compete with a great cricketer takes a lot of you. You know you've tried your best which is still not good enough to be the best batsman in the team and that can put you down.”
He further added, “But credit to Rahul Dravid, for at times outdoing Sachin Tendulkar. He was an extremely good batsman on a tough pitch because his defense was rock solid. And he had a great attitude as well at that pivotal No. 3 position and keeping as well.”
Raja signed off by saying, “You'd always respect Rahul Dravid. The greatness of a player is judged in the dressing room. If the team feels he will not let them down in a tough situation, for a gritty 30 or a 50, that's what matters.”
(With Sportskeeda Inputs)