"Rahul Dravid is my role model and I have been following him since childhood. I have played with him in the Indian team and with Rajasthan Royals, and so I really learnt a lot from him both on and off the field. I just want to thank Rahul bhai,"
Statistical highlights of the first day's play in the second and final cricket Test between India and New Zealand here today.
Ishant Sharma claimed three wickets as New Zealand stumbled to 51-4 at lunch Friday first day of the second cricket test against India.
Dhawan exuded confidence that Team India would come back strongly in the Wellington Test to salvage some lost pride on a thoroughly disappointing tour.
Sipthorpe said bounce, rather than spin, would be key to success at Basin Reserve.