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Allan Donald Apologises To Dravid For His Silly Behaviour; Rahul Replies

Former South Africa cricketer Allan Donald apologises to Dravid for sledging the ex-India batter during a tri-nation series match in 1997.

Allan Donald Apologises To Dravid

As India and Bangladesh clash in the two-match Test series, Bangladesh bowling coach Allan Donald issued an apology to Rahul Dravid for the “silly” incident in the past.

The incident happens in an ODI match in Durban during the tri-nation series match in 1997.

“There was one ugly incident in Durban when I talk about. Dravid and Sachin were smoking us to all parts. I overstepped the mark a little bit. I’ve just nothing but massive respect for Rahul Dravid.

Allan Donald
Allan Donald

I would love to sit with Rahul and go out for a dinner and say sorry to him again about what happened that day. I just had to do something silly that brought his wicket actually,” Donald said in an interview on Sony Sports Network.

“But I still apologise for what I said that day. What a great guy, what a great bloke. So, Rahul, if you are listening, I would love to have a night out with you.”

Dravid, on the other hand, was all praise for the former pacer, adding that he would love to pick his brains.

“He was a great bowler. He’s probably one of the best I have ever played in my career. I must admit when I see him now and meet him at the ground ‘It’s much nicer to see you like this without a ball in your hand and top of your mark with the sunscreen on the face.

He was an intimidating fast bowler and a terrific one. I would love to catch (up) with him and talk about fast bowling, he’s gone on to become a very successful coach, coaching a lot of young fast bowlers,” Dravid said.

“We have got a lot of young guys as well and it will be good to pick his brains. Just the privilege of sharing the field with him is phenomenal.”

As of now, India stands tall in the 1st Test match at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium where Bangladesh needs 493 runs in their 2nd innings to win the match. After scoring 404 runs in 1st inning, India declared the 2nd inning after scoring 258 runs for 2 wickets.

India is in need of winning 5 matches out of their next 6 Tests to qualify for the ICC WTC 2023 final match.

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