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'Bat Without Pads': Rahul Dravid's Advice That Helped Pietersen Tackle Spin

By IANS News
January 24, 2021 • 10:31 AM View: 1566

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has asked England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to print an e-mail that India batting great Rahul Dravid had written to him and give it to openers Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley.

Pietersen posted screenshots of the mail on his Twitter handle on a day when Sibley and Crawley fell on five and a duck respectively to Sri Lanka spinner Lasith Embuldeniya in the second Test in Galle, Sri Lanka.


Pietersen had reached out to Dravid after a poor tour of Bangladesh in 2010 after which the latter had sent the mail to the former batsman.

Dravid had advised Pietersen to bat without the front pad in the nets against his then-team mates Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar so that he stops committing the front foot.

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