Canberra: Rahul Dravid has come out in support of Ricky Ponting, who barely made it to the Australian squad on Wednesday, insisting the Indian team fears a resurgence from the struggling batsman in the upcoming Test series, starting on December 26.
"I think he is still a great player. He showed in the couple of Test matches that he played against us in India that he is still - I'd say he is still - the best Australian batsman," Dravid was quoted as saying by 'foxsports.com' ahead of the four-match series.
"From our perspective I hope he can start a golden run after our series. When you read his name on the sheet he is still one of the most feared, there is no doubt about it," he added.