New Delhi: Rahul Dravid was such a force to reckon with during his county stint with Kent back in 2000 that he made rookie Graeme Swann feel like a school kid, the former England off-spinner said on Friday.
Dravid played for Kent under John Wright's coaching and had a good season with the county side.
Swann recalled how he once got Dravid out and it became a momentous occasion for him
"Rahul Dravid was a big one for me. I bowled against him in Kent, and he was unbelievable. I have never seen a better player in my life. He would never get out in a county game, and that's Rahul Dravid, one of the best in the world, and he made me feel like an 11-year-old spinner," Swann told a Sky Sport podcast.
"I got him out, admittedly it was a great ball, but it would not have got Rahul Dravid out usually," Swann, who played for Nottinghamshire, added.
In his 163 Test matches for India, Dravid scored 13,265 runs at an average of over 52.
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Chasing 276 for victory on Tuesday, India were reduced to 193 for seven in 36th over but Deepak Chahar (69) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (19) shared an unbroken 84-run stand to take the visitors home with three wickets in hand and five balls to spare.
The absence of Indian white ball team's "temporary" vice-captain in England was felt during the World Test Championship final and he set the record straight with regards recent talks on whether he himself doesn't want to play the traditional format.
Chahar hit an unbeaten 69 and stitched an unbroken match-winning 84-run stand with Bhuvneshwar (19) for the eight-wicket to help India take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-ODI series.