When Pakistan’s Yasir Arafat was touched by Rahul Dravid’s gesture to let a taxi go

Pakistani cricketer Yasir Arafat mentioned he had been touched after Indian legend Rahul Dravid had let a taxi go in order that he may discuss to him whereas on a journey to England in 2014.

Arafat, a former Pakistan worldwide, grew to become a T20 within the second section of his profession and performed for a number of counties in England’s T20 Blast. In 2014, when Rahul Dravid had gone to Lord’s to ring the bell for the second Check between India and England, Arafat noticed Dravid close to the stadium and known as out to him.

Talking on the Sports activities Yaari YouTube channel, Arafat mentioned, “Rahul Dravid had come to Lord’s to do commentary for a match. After the sport, he was leaving the stadium. He hailed a taxi and was going to sit within the automobile once I shouted ‘Rahul Bhai’ from a distance.

“He heard my voice and requested the motive force to go; he left the cab to discuss to me. I’ve not performed a lot cricket for Pakistan. Nonetheless, Rahul spoke to me for 10-Quarter-hour. He requested me about my cricket and my household. I felt actually good,” he added.

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Arafat mentioned he was impressed that regardless of him not being a large identify for the Pakistan group, Dravid let the taxi go in order that he may have a dialog with him.

Yasir featured in three Check matches for Pakistan and took 9 wickets, the primary amongst which was Dravid’s. Enjoying his first Check match in December 2007 in opposition to India, Arafat took a five-wicket haul.

“Taking Rahul Dravid’s wicket to open my account in Check cricket was a large achievement for me. I can say Rahul Dravid’s wicket is probably the most prized one in all my profession,” Yasir Arafat additionally mentioned.

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