New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid paid glowing tributes to his one time contemporary and powerful Australian opener Matthew Hayden terming him as one player, who was equally adept on bouncy pitches of Australia as well as the turners in the sub-continent.
"A phenomenal player. A dominating batsmen for Australia at the start. Someone who (was) equally adept in bouncy conditions of Australia and in the sub-continent. The technique that he had against spin and ability to sweep deliveries that others probably wouldn't have had a chance to get to, made him a formidable opponent in any condition," Dravid commented on 'Modern Masters', a video series on ESPN Cricinfo.
Due to his built, Dravid remembered Hayden as an incredibly "imposing batsman".