Dravid is truly a world class player: Lee

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Published: Saturday, March 24, 2012, 11:01 [IST]
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Lee hails Dravid, Tendulkar

New Delhi, Mar 24: Australian pace spearhead Brett Lee has heaped praise on Indian cricketing legends Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid as he described them as brilliant cricketers and great guys off the field.

The 35 year old pacer has said, fans all around the globe will miss a class batsman like Rahul Dravid as he is an excellent player. India's dependable cricketer, who announced his retirement earlier this month, his career has been phenomenal.

"The last week has been huge for Indian cricket with two important events, Rahul Dravid retiring from international cricket and Sachin Tendulkar scoring his 100th international century," Lee wrote in his blog on www.castrolcricket.com.

"They are both brilliant cricketers and are extremely great guys off the field as well. I have a lot of respect for Dravid, he is an excellent cricketer and I have had a good time playing against him.

"It is obviously sad that he is leaving and the fans are going to miss watching him. I'll certainly miss playing against him," he said.

"It is amazing! Almost unbelievable that he has scored a hundred international centuries!

"It's hard to believe some of the things he has achieved. He is in a class of his own, and he deserves every accolade that comes his way. A truly world class player!," he added.

Sachin Tendulkar known for his records, recently achieved another impossible feat by scoring his 100th international hundred against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup when he blasted 114 runs to end a year's drought as he completed a year without a century after scoring his 99th ton against South Africa in Nagpur on March 12 during the World Cup last year.

Sachin's record of 100 international centuries cannot be emulated by any cricketer in the years to come.

While Rahul Dravid, the second highest run-scorer in Tests behind Sachin bid adieu to his international career after serving the nation and contributing for 16 years.


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