Pakistan needs mentor like Dravid to unearth talent: Ramiz Raja

Vastavam web: Ramiz Raja has praised the role of legendary batsman Rahul Dravid in developing the young Indian players, and said Pakistan needs someone like him to unearth talent.Lamenting the 203-run defeat at the hands of India in the semi-finals, Ramiz said he was pretty shocked at the margin of loss.”I am impressed with the temperament shown by some of the Indian players. They have a fine find in Shubman Gill and others. Rahul Dravid deserves lot of credit for preparing and grooming them so effectively,” he said.

Ramiz said having someone like Dravid as their coach and mentor was a big boost for the Indian youngsters.Ramiz said he was disappointed with the lack of batting talent in the Pakistan U-19 team.”The way our players fielded and batted it wasn’t pleasant to watch. I think in Pakistan we need a total revamp of our youth cricket system. The Cricket Board needs to pay a lot more attention to youth cricket,” he said.Ramiz said a respected former stalwart of Pakistan cricket should be given the responsibility of developing the young players.