Rahul Dravid is one of the greatest players in the history of the game. In his long and illustrious cricket career, Dravid achieved greatness on the field with his batting and won the love and respect of millions of cricket fans across the world.
Recently, Rahul Dravid spoke about the difference in the approach of his former IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Rahul Dravid said that when Chennai got into the IPL they had the advantage because the owners of CSK were already into the business of running cricket teams.
“When they got into the IPL, CSK probably had an advantage over a lot of other franchises because their owners, India Cements, were already in the business of running cricket teams,” Rahul Dravid quoted in Tim Wigmore and Freddie Wilde’s book.
“CSK was just the most high-profile team that they ran. So in a sense, they’ve always had people on the ground, and their scouting system was probably better right at the start than any other team,” added Rahul Dravid.
Dravid added that RCB never had a balanced team and their performance at the auction has been very poor.
“Bangalore has never balanced their team very well. I think they’ve been very poor with selections and auctions,” continued the NCA head.
“Bangalore has never balanced their team very well. They had their best year when they had a bowler like Mitchell Starc, who was able to close out games for them. But they kept going out and picking gun batsmen,” continued Dravid.
‘The Wall’ also said that CSK have been very good in filling their four overseas players’ slot.
“There are a lot of foreign players available for four slots. But there are a limited number of quality Indian players available, and the fact that CSK has been able to get some of the best guys have meant that they have always had that core,” ‘Rahul Dravid explained.
“That’s where Chennai has always been successful because they’ve often had stronger bowling than Bangalore. For RCB, you always felt they would be chasing a gun death bowler.”