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I have never seen a better player in my life than Rahul Dravid, says Graeme Swann

Dravid played for Kent under John Wright's coaching and had a good season with the county side.

I have never seen a better player in my life than Rahul Dravid, says Graeme Swann

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

File image of Rahul Dravid. PTI

File image of Rahul Dravid. PTI

"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.

Updated Date: April 18, 2020 09:14:41 IST

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