Rahul Dravid to #DilliBoys: Don’t bat like me in IPL 2017

May 5, 2017

Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson were praised by Delhi Daredevils (DD) mentor and former India captain Rahul Dravid.

Delhi Daredevils (DD) mentor Rahul Dravid has a piece of advice for youngsters Rishbah Pant and Sanju Samson, that is not to bat like him in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017. (Scorecard) IPL Special Site; Schedule; Points Table; Photos Dravid was happy to see his wards Pant and Samson demolish Gujarat Lions (GL) bowlers at the Feroz Shah Kotla last night (May 4). (Match photos) Dravid (centre) interviews Rishabh (left) and Samson.

Dravid took over the microphone to interview Pant and Samson for the tournament’s official website. The batting legend advised that the duo should not watch videos of his batting when faced with a mammoth target of 209 in 20 overs. “I am glad that when you were growing up you have learnt by actually watching me bat. Are you serious? (laughter). I used to bat exactly like that (smashing fours and sixes) (laughter again),” Dravid said as he was flanked by the youngsters. “I am glad that they have not been watching too many videos of me batting when you need 209 in 20 overs. “Well done boys. Terrific innings. Super stuff. Incredible innings from the two boys,” he added. Dravid praised Pant for not thinking of his hundred and going for a big shot even on 97. And he wanted both batsmen to remain not out and seal the game when the opportunity comes next time. “I am a hard taskmaster. I hope that next time you finish the job (run chase) and stay not out. Well done boys,” he concluded.

Excepts taken from Aprameya C | One India