Dravid’s when asked that who will he pick as a “batsman to bat for your life”, then the ‘Wall’ said that he would like to choose his long time teammate and former India captain Sachin Tendulkar.
The 45-year-old who has 13,288 runs in 164 Tests for India and recently got included in the ICC Hall of Fame was also asked about the funniest sledge he ever received. He picked one delivered by the Australian fielders as he walked out to the crease to join V.V.S.Laxman while following on in the famous 2001 Eden Gardens Test. The pair added 376 runs together to help India to one of the greatest victories in Test history.
When asked which batsman from the past he would have liked to forge a partnership with, Dravid said: “I would have loved to have partnered Sunil Gavaskar. And hopefully Gavaskar would have gotten out when I was still batting and G.R.Viswanath would have walked in. That would have been cool. They were my childhood heroes growing up.”
Dravid heaped praised on South Africa quick Kagiso Rabada as one of the bowlers he would love to face from the current generation.
“If you’re counting Indian bowlers, Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) would be quite a challenge. Facing Bhuvi with the new ball with his ability to get the ball to move away and come back in would be a great challenge,” the batting legend said.