Former Indian captain and one of the most technically sound batsman, Rahul Dravid, has mentioned Glenn McGrath and Muttiah Muralitharan as the toughest bowlers that he had faced throughout his glittering career.
“As far as fast bowler is concerned, Glenn McGrath was the toughest I have faced, I have played him at the peak of his career and he was truly a great bowler. When he was bowling well it was very difficult to judge your off stump,” said Dravid, while interacting with his followers during Q&A session on Facebook.
He added, “He kept challenging you, kept testing you just around that off stump. He was a very aggressive bowler irrespective of whether he was bowling his first or second over or the 25th over, he was always at you, probing and asking questions,” Dravid, who is coaching the junior India side, said about the Australian pace legend.
Talking about the slow bowlers, he mentioned the Sri Lankan legend, Muralitharan, to be the toughest spinner that he had faced.
“Muttiah Muralitharan was the best I have played against. Murali was an extremely skill-full bowler, he could spin the ball both ways, not by little bit but by a long way. It was very difficult to pick and read. He had great consistency and control,” Dravid said.