<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Rahul Dravid and Paddy Upton doing a great job for Rajasthan Royals: Shane Watson" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130507224444.jpg" title="Rahul Dravid and Paddy Upton doing a great job for Rajasthan Royals: Shane Watson" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Shane Watson said that Rahul Dravid (left) and Paddy Upton (right) complement each other © IANS</p> </div> <strong>Jaipur: May 7, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Shane-Watson/post" target="_blank">Shane Watson</a> today spoke reverently of the influence and guidance of <a href="/tags/Rahul-Dravid/post" target="_blank">Rahul Dravid</a>, stating that the former India skipper was a constant source of inspiration for him and <a href="/tags/Rajasthan-Royals/post" target="_blank">Rajasthan Royals</a>.<br /> <br /> "Rahul as a person is one of the most amazing people whom I have met in my life. He has got utmost respect from all the players, from all the support staff. He is doing an amazing job as a captain. Paddy Upton, our coach this year, and Rahul have worked extremely well this year," Watson said after his side jumped to second spot in the points table with a <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Rahul-Dravid-Ajinkya-Rahane-guide-Rajasthan-Royals-to-crushing-win-over-Delhi-Daredevils/26116" target="_blank">nine-wicket win</a> over Delhi Daredevils.<br /> <br /> "The ultimate challenge for a team is to have a successful culture and that's something we have achieved at the moment. It starts at the top with great like Rahul Dravid.<br /> <br /> He is doing an amazing job and <a href="/tags/Paddy-Upton/post" target="_blank">Paddy Upton</a> certainly complementing him," he said.<br /> <br /> Watson seemed to be in awe of Dravid's batting and said the former India captain is batting like he used to bat in his early 20s.<br /> <br /> "Rahul is batting extra-ordinarily, he certainly has a long way to go in his career the way he is batting at the moment. I think just about [everyone in] world cricket would never [have] thought that Dravid could take down bowlers like he has; it's been amazing to watch him. For me, Dravid bats like he is batting in his early 20s. He has got few more years in him."<br /> <br /> Watson said the team is playing some great cricket this season.<br /> <br /> "We are very close to [the] playoffs; there is no doubt about that. We have been playing very good cricket at the moment.<br /> <br /> But we still need to finish it off strongly. To get to the finals, certainly we have got the quality players," he said.<br /> <br /> Rajasthan now play their remaining matches away from home except one against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday and Watson said they are confident of changing their poor away record.<br /> <br /> "It does not make much of a difference. If it's a good cricket wicket, then I think good cricket can be played anywhere. In Jaipur, the T20 wickets are very good, there is pace and bounce in the wicket. Ball turns a little bit but not a hell of a lot.<br /> <br /> "It's true to other parts of the country as well. In the end, it's just [that] we need to adapt quickly to the conditions; we [have] certainly got the quality players to put in a performance that we know we are known for," he said.<br /> <br /> Watson, however, conceded that bowling remains a concern.<br /> <br /> "Bowling is something we are certainly going to keep working on. I believe our bowling, at times, has been a little inconsistent. But we have pretty young bowling squad. Twenty20 is built around scoring runs. It does provide a big challenge to the bowlers.We have got the talent, and we have got the skills within our bowling unit. I know in the next couple of games, we will have complete performance with both bat and ball," he signed off.