Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid on Saturday offered an interesting explanation with regards to the popularity of South African batting sensation AB de Villiers.
The right-hander has been cheered on by the Indian crowds at every stadium and has attained somewhat of a cult status during the ongoing tour.
From Kanpur to Mumbai, the Proteas’ superstar has captured the imagination of India’s cricket loving public.
Now, India A and U-19 coach has disclosed that even his sons try and emulate De Villiers, who is widely regarded as the best batsman in the world.
“If you bat like that you are going to be popular. I see my sons playing, and they are always trying to play the shots AB does. Like all young players, they try to copy him but soon realize that it is not that easy to do,” Dravid told the Indian Express.
Though Dravid himself is considered among cricket’s best role models, his boys can hardly be blamed trying to bat like De Villiers.