Sam Billings

Sam Billings credits mentor Rahul Dravid for lessons on playing India spin

England batsman Sam Billings was the star for the England cricket team on Tuesday during their match against India A and the 25-year old believes that working with Rahul Dravid during his six-week IPL stint for Delhi Daredevils last year has helped him improve his footwork against spin bowling.

Sam Billings smashed a match-winning 93 to guide England to a three-wicket victory against India A ahead of the limited overs series against the hosts. The match also saw Mahendra Singh Dhoni leading an India side for one last time.

“It’s (IPL stint) definitely going to help (in the upcoming series). My footwork against spin improved just in the six weeks here working with Rahul Dravid, one of the best players ever to play the game. It’s an amazing experience and one I would like to have again,” Sam Billings said.


Excerpts taken from Hindustan Times