Customer Swan says Rahul Dravid has made me an 11-year-old spinner

  • Graeme Swann recalls that time when he was bowling against Rahul Dravid in the county season.
  • Rahul Dravid played county cricket for Kent in 2000.


Modified April 18, 2020, 11:26 IST

Rahul Dravid is in action for India“/>
Rahul Dravid in action for India

Former England captain, Graeme Swann Remember the time when the legendary Indian cricketer, Rahul Dravid The Englishman seemed to be an apprentice during the county season.

Speaking on Sky Sports’ podcast, Swan recalls the time when he dismissed the former Indian cricketer and referred to that dismissal as a moment in his career.

“Rahul Dravid is a big deal for me. I bowled against him in Kent and he was incredible. I have never seen a better player in my life. He has never been able to play in the county, one of the best players in the world, and he has given me 11 years. Feels like a spinner, “Swann says.

Significantly, Rahul Dravid is one of the few Indian cricketers to have a county stint during his playing time for the national team. The right-hander made his debut in the county in Kent the same season in 2000 Sourav Ganguly Played for Lancashire.

Rahul Dravid played for Kent
Rahul Dravid played for Kent

“Rahul Dravid can’t get out of the ball I gave”

The Karnataka-based Indian legend enjoyed a great season with Kent, where he scored 122 runs at an average of 5.5 from those 55 games, including two centuries.

“I bowled him out, admits it was a great ball, but it could not usually have been out of Rahul Dravid,” he added.

One of the best batsmen in India, especially in Test format, played 166 Tests, 5 ODIs and only T20I for the Indian Legends national team. When he decided to spend time in a brilliant career after the Adelaide Test against Australia in 2002, he scored more than 20.4 runs across all formats of the game.

Famous for its intriguing reputation in the game’s longest format, the indoor-born cricketer also enjoyed a decent move in the IPL. He represented the Royal Challengers Bengaluru and the Rajasthan Royals throughout the five seasons and has scored 2174 runs from 89 matches.

Published April 18, 2020, 11:26 IST

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