MS Dhoni and Rahul Dravid are considered legendary cricketers and captain for Team India, having led India to numerous success in the past. The former legends were also known for their calm nature. However, apparently, Dravid was not as cool as he seemed.
If we consider the coolest Indian cricketer, in terms of how calm he is, the name of former Indian skipper MS Dhoni probably comes to mind first. Other than Dhoni, there were several others, including fellow former skipper Rahul Dravid.
However, former Indian swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag has come up with a shocking revelation. According to him, Dravid was not as cool-minded as he seemed.
Sehwag recalled that it was in 2006, during an ODI in Pakistan when Dravid was livid over MS Dhoni. "I have seen Rahul Dravid get angry. When we were in Pakistan, and back then, MS Dhoni was a newcomer. Dhoni played a shot and got caught at the point. Dravid was very angry with MS Dhoni. 'That's the way you play? You should finish the game'. I was myself taken aback by Dravid's English outburst, although I didn't understand half of it," he revived, according to an article by Spotboye.
"When MS battled the next time, I could see he was not hitting too many shots. I went and asked him what was wrong. I don't want to be scolded by Dravid again. Let's finish the game quietly and go back," he added.
The recollection comes from Sehwag after Dravid's latest commercial appearance for the credit card bill payment app, Cred. In the advertisement, Dravid is seen in an angry mood, where he is stuck in a traffic jam and is livid with all passing cars. He howls at them and even breaks the side-view mirror of one of the cars with his bat. He is also seen delivering an angry rant at everyone.
Dravid's ad and rant have been heavily laughed at and talked about by many. Indian skipper Virat Kohli tweeted the commercial and wrote, "Never saw this side of Rahul Bhai".
Never seen this side of Rahul bhai 🤯🤣 pic.twitter.com/4W93p0Gk7m— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 9, 2021
Currently, Dravid is the head coach at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. While Sehwag is peacefully leading a retired life, Dhoni continues to give his services to Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.
Last Updated Apr 12, 2021, 2:42 PM IST