Hindu – Former India skipper Rahul Dravid shares a special bond with Vijayawada for it was here he played his first away match as an under-15 cricketer in the early 80s.

Summary

  • Former India skipper Rahul Dravid shares a special bond with Vijayawada for it was here he played his first away match as an under-15 cricketer in the early 80s.
  • Interacting with the young cricketers of the Andhra Cricket Association here, he said after learning the basics of the game at Bengaluru it was Vijayawada which provided him the first exposure of playing in an alien condition in 1985.
  • Incidentally, it was at Vijayawada, Dravid faced a peculiar situation when an English newspaper, while reporting the tournament, mentioned Rahul Dravid as ‘Rahul David’ forcing him to seek the help of a senior ACA administrator to alert the reporter about the goof-up.
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  • But now Andhra teams in all age groups are formative and competitive.


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