New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Saturday said that one of the benefits youngsters can reap by competing in the IPL is that it gives them the experience of playing in front of large crowd even before representing India, besides giving them opportunities to share the dressing room with legends.
Dravid, along with another former India cricketer and expert Sanjay Manjrekar, was in the capital on Saturday for the launch of promising Delhi player Unmukt Chand's book titled 'The Sky is the limit'.
"He (Unmukt) should carry the good part of the IPL to first-class cricket. It gives these youngsters a chance to share dressing room with big players. They can learn a lot from them. Besides that it gives them a chance to play in front of large crowd even before playing for India," Dravid said.