Would listen to BBC commentary as a kid: Dravid

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Updated: Monday, November 26, 2012, 13:15 [IST]
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Dravid impresses BBC commentary team

Mumbai, Nov 26: India's Rahul Dravid, who is a part of BBC's commentary team and an expert in BBC's Test match special has impressed the commentary team as the show producer Adam Mountford, has heaped praise on the star cricketer.

Adam Mountford, the producer of BBC's Radio Cricket, who is producing BBC's Test match special said that he was privileged to work with the star batsman for the radio show, and added that it is fabulous to work with Rahul Dravid.

"Now, I know why he was such a good batsman. He believes in being perfect. He is so well organised," Mountford told MiD DAY.

"I did not expect that he would ask me for a brief on the do's and don'ts. Generally, they (international cricketers) come, speak and go. But Dravid is different. He is just trying it (radio) out, but he would do a great job if he takes it up full-time. He is fabulous to work with," said Mountford on working with Rahul Dravid, who has represented India in 164 Tests and 344 ODIs before retiring from international cricket earlier this year.

Moreover, the cricketer who has been associated with BBC's commentary team, also revealed that he used to listen to the commentary since his childhood as his father insisted him to listen to the radio commentary on BBC, which impressed and took Mountford by surprise.

"I was quite surprised to know that Dravid would listen to BBC's radio commentary when he was a kid. He said his father would often listen to it. It was like, wow, he is a very intelligent cricketer. Just like how he would review his batting, he sits with us to discuss how he can better himself," Mountford added.

"It is well known that Dravid is an avid reader, but he also followed radio commentary during his childhood," Mountford was quoted as saying by Mid-day.


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Story first published:  Monday, November 26, 2012, 12:03 [IST]
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