When Rahul Dravid left his cab to speak with Pakistan’s Yasir Arafat


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Former India skipper Rahul Dravid

Batting nice Rahul Dravid let a taxi go to speak to me, stated former Pakistan cricketer Yasir Arafat as he recalled assembly the ex-India skipper on a visit to England again in 2014. 

Dravid was at Lord’s to ring the bell for the second Check between India and England. Arafat, who turned a T20 specialist within the latter phases of his profession and performed for a number of counties in England, noticed the legendary batsman and referred to as out to him. 

“Rahul Dravid had come to Lord’s to do commentary for a match. After the sport, he was leaving the stadium. He hailed a taxi and was going to take a seat within the automotive once I shouted ‘Rahul Bhai’ from a distance,” remembered Arafat whereas talking on the Sports activities Yaari YouTube channel.

“He heard my voice and requested the motive force to go; he left the cab to speak to me. I’ve not performed a lot cricket for Pakistan. Nonetheless, Rahul spoke to me for 10-15 minutes. He requested me about my cricket and my household. I felt actually good,” he added.

Arafat’s worldwide profession might haven’t panned out as anticipated, however he is been a daily in county cricket, plying his commerce for groups like Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, and Somerset. By the way, Arafat had changed Dravid as Scotland’s abroad participant in 2004.

The 39-year-old additionally opened his account in Check cricket with Dravid’s wicket, which he labelled because the ‘most prized one’ of his profession. He went on to characterize Pakistan in three Exams, 11 ODIs, and 13 T20 Internationals.

“Taking Rahul Dravid’s wicket to open my account in Check cricket was a giant achievement for me. I can say Rahul Dravid’s wicket is essentially the most prized certainly one of my profession,” Arafat additional stated within the interview.



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