Happy to be compared with Dravid, says KL Rahul

Published: Friday, October 31, 2014, 11:48 [IST]
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Happy to be compared with Dravid: Rahul

New Delhi, Oct 31: South Zone opener KL Rahul, who scored an unbeaten 168 to guide his team to take a 32-run lead against Central Zone in the Duleep Trophy final at the Feroz Shah Kotla here Thursday (October 30), expressed his happiness over his comparison with legendary batsman Rahul Dravid.

"I feel happy when I am compared with him. As a child, I used to watch a lot of his batting and also Sachin's (Tendulkar). But It would be great if I can score the amount of runs Dravid has scored," the 22-year-old right-hander told reporters.

"Also, I have learned a lot playing alongside South African AB de Villiers and India's Virat Kohli in the Indian Premier League (IPL)," the Karnataka batsman, who scored more than 1,000 runs last year, added.

Talking about Thursday's knock, "It was a good wicket to bat. Last year, I was getting out after getting a lot of starts. So I am working to convert the starts into bigger hundreds and today's knock it's my highest score in first-class cricket. It's one of my best knocks."


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