Big heart of Rahul Dravid, left taxi to talk to Pakistani player (Prithvi Shaw/Instagram)
Rahul Dravid left the taxi to meet former Pakistan fast bowler Yasir Arafat, this incident is of 2014 and has been disclosed by the Pakistan player.
New Delhi. Rahul Dravid is a great cricketer as well as a good human being. Rahul Dravid is ready to help anyone every moment. Let us tell you that in the year 2014, Rahul Dravid left his taxi to talk to a Pakistani player and he stood with him for 10-15 minutes on the roadside. This disclosure has been made by former Pakistan cricketer Yasir Arafat himself. While talking on a YouTube channel, Yasir Arafat narrated an anecdote related to Rahul Dravid.
Yasir Arafat said in a conversation with YouTube channel Sports Yari, ‘Rahul Dravid came for commentary at Lord’s. After the match was over, he came out of the stadium and booked a taxi. As soon as he was about to sit in the taxi, I shouted at him – Rahul bhai. Yasir further said, ‘Rahul Dravid stopped hearing my voice and he left that taxi. I did not play much cricket for Pakistan but despite this Rahul Dravid talked to me for 10-15 minutes. He asked me about my cricket and family. I liked it very much.’
Dravid was Yasir Arafat’s first Test victim
Let us tell you that Rahul Dravid is also very special for Yasir Arafat because he was also his first Test wicket. Yasir made his debut against India in December 2007 and in his first Test match, he took five wickets in the innings, one of which was also Rahul Dravid’s wicket. It is a big achievement for me to make my Test debut. I can say that Dravid’s wicket is the biggest wicket of my career. Yasir Arafat took 9 wickets in 3 test matches for Pakistan. In 11 ODIs, he took only 4 wickets and in T20 International he was able to take 16 wickets.