Rahul was simply invaluable: John Wright

Former Team India coach John Wright on how Rahul Dravid was simply invaluable for the team.

updated: March 09, 2012 12:07 IST
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Mumbai: Rahul Dravid is obviously one of India's greatest batsmen -- great in all conditions and one who scored runs everywhere. From a personal perspective, Rahul is one of the best men I've ever worked with. He always had a great awareness of what the team needed. In short, he's not only a great cricketer, but a great man.

I owe a lot to Rahul. He helped me a great deal during my tenure as coach of India (2000 to 2005). I worked with him at Kent as well as in India where he was the backbone of our batting, particularly overseas. We had a number of great players, but a lot of victories were built around his contributions.

Did he get enough credit for his deeds? Well, Rahul was never one to take credit, but I think people who knew cricket, realised where the credit lay.

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