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Shoaib Akhtar was not the best bowler I faced: Rahul Dravid


A video of Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid talking about former Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar after announcing his retirement from Test cricket on Friday.

 

Dravid, who retired on Friday from Test cricket has said that Akhtar was not the best bowler that he faced in his playing days.

 

Dravid, when asked about ‘Rawalpindi Express’ said,” He was a good, fast bowler but not the bes bowler.”

 

The Indian batsman rated the likes of Glenn McGrath, Muttiah Muralitharan, Curtly Ambrose, Curtly Walsh, and Wasim Akram as some of the challenging bowlers he had faced in his illustrious career.

 

The top-order batsman, who has anchored India's national team for the last decade and a half, was only the second Indian after Sachin Tendulkar to have completed 10,000 runs in both Tests (13,288) and one-dayers (10,889).

 

 

Known as “The Wall” for his solid defence and unflappable temperament — a tag he never liked himself — he was renowned for his elegant stroke-play and ability to grind down opponents while withstanding the most intense match-day pressures.

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