Dravid's impact on Indian cricket same as that of Sachin: Gambhir

Former opener Gautam Gambhir feels that batting great Rahul Dravid is the country's most "under-rated" ex-captain, who never got enough credit for his contribution to the game in India despite making an impact comparable to only Sachin Tendulkar.

Dravid captained India in 79 ODIs, winning 42 of them, which includes the world record of 14 successive wins while chasing.

The 47-year-old also led India's Test team to some impressive results in away series in West Indies, South Africa, Bangladesh and England.

"It is so unfortunate that we do not give Rahul Dravid enough credit for his captaincy. We only talk about Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni, now we talk about Virat Kohli, but Rahul Dravid has been a fabulous captain for India as well," Gambhir said during Star Sports' show 'Cricket Connected'.

"Even his records, he's probably the most under-rated cricketer and probably the most under-rated leader as well. We won in England, West Indies, we won some 14 or 15 games on the trot."

In his illustrious international career, Dravid amassed 13288 runs in 164 Tests and 10889 runs in 344 ODIs.


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