After an advertisement of Rahul Dravid showing his anger is doing the rounds on social media, former Indian cricketer Virendra Sehwag opened up about an incident when he witnessed the former Indian skipper’s anger in real life. Former Indian opener Virendra Sehwag recalled an incident when Rahul Dravid scolded MS Dhoni when the latter was a newcomer in the team.
Rahul Dravid recently did a TV commercial for CRED, a credit card payment app. In the short advertisement, Dravid can be seen facing anger issues while stuck in Bengaluru traffic. The 48-year-old Dravid is seen smashing actions are totally opposite of Rahul Dravid’s calm and patient personality, the advertisement got a lot of attention of Indian cricket fans.
Rahul Dravid Was Very Angry With MS Dhoni, Recalls Virendra Sehwag
Although Dravid has always been a calm and patient guy in cricket on and off the field, Virendra Sehwag mentioned an incident when he saw the angry side of Dravid.
While talking to former Indian cricketer Ashish Nehra about Dravid’s new ad during a Cricbuzz video, Sehwag said, “I have seen Rahul Dravid get angry. When we were in Pakistan and MS Dhoni had been a newcomer, he played a shot and got caught at point. Dravid was very angry with MS Dhoni. ‘That’s the way you play? You should finish the game.’ I was myself taken aback by the storm of English from Dravid, I didn’t understand half of it.”
Sehwag also revealed that when MS Dhoni came to bat in the next game, he wasn’t hitting shots much as he did not want to be scolded by Dravid again.
“But when MS Dhoni next came in to bat, I could see he was not hitting shots much. I went and asked him what was wrong. He said he did not want to be scolded by Dravid again. ‘I will finish the quietly and go back,’ Dhoni had said,” Virender Sehwag further said.
Dravid was India’s skipper before 2007 when MS Dhoni took over the captainship. After MS Dhoni made his international debut back in 2004, he played many matches under skipper Dravid. 48-year-old Dravid has been always known to have a ‘gentleman personality’ in cricket- keeping his anger and temper in control on and off the field.