We knew Rahul Dravid was very special, says Inzamam

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Rahul Dravid

Hyderabad: Former Pakistan captain heaped praises on former Indian captain Rahul Dravid saying that they knew he would become a star when he faced the likes of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis with confidence in his early days.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, the former Pakistan great said, “When I first saw him, I remember we were playing in Canada. Someone told me that this new boy plays well. So I thought of having a look at him. We had Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, who were known to terrorise the youngsters with their pace and swing. Wasim and Waqar’s name was enough for any youngster. But the confidence with which Dravid played them made us believe that he is special.”

“It is very difficult to score runs when spinners bowl from around the wicket and into the rough. In a Test against India in Kolkata, I asked Danish Kaneria to bowl to him from around the wicket, but after a while, I realised that he was scoring more runs against him. I have seen a lot of great players struggle to score when the spinner bowls into the rough, but Dravid made it look so easy,” he concluded.