Rahul Dravid accepts Allan Donald’s public apology and dinner invitation over ugly behaviour in 1997

Rahul Dravid accepts Allan Donald’s public apology and dinner invitation over ugly behaviour in 1997
Rahul Dravid accepts Allan Donald’s public apology and dinner invitation over ugly behaviour in 1997

Allan Donald, who’s the present bowling coach of Bangladesh, issued a public apology to Rahul Dravid for his ugly behaviour in 1997 and in addition invited the India head coach for dinner.

India Today Web Desk

New Delhi,UPDATED: Dec 15, 2022 14:51 IST

Rahul Dravid accepts Allan Donald’s public apology and dinner invitation (AFP Photo)

By India Today Web Desk: India’s head coach, Rahul Dravid, humbly accepted former South African quick bowler Allan Donald’s public apology, which was adopted by a dinner invitation, however solely on the situation that the Bangladesh bowling coach paid the invoice.

Donald, who was as hostile as anybody may very well be with the ball in hand, in an interview with Sony Sports Network, went again in time to recall a few of his on-field battles with the India head coach. Notably, Dravid was on the receiving finish of Donald’s tempo bowling and his sledging throughout an ODI match between South Africa and India in 1997.

“There was one ugly incident in Durban that I do not wanna discuss. He (Rahul Dravid) and Sachin had been smoking us to all components. I overstepped the mark just a little bit. I’ve simply nothing however huge respect for Rahul. I wish to exit and sit with Rahul and make an apology to him once more about what occurred that day. I simply needed to do one thing foolish that introduced his wicket really. But I nonetheless apologise for what I mentioned that day. What a man, what an incredible bloke. So Rahul, if you’re listening, I’d like to have an evening out with you,” Donaldo mentioned.

In a separate interview, Dravid was proven Donald’s message. When requested to reply to Donald’s invitation, the Indian head coach got here up with a witty reply “Absolutely, I sit up for it, particularly if he’s paying,” Dravid mentioned with fun.

Notably, Donald and Dravid are at the moment in Chattogram as a part of the teaching employees of Bangladesh and India, respectively as each side are at the moment enjoying a Test sequence, which is a part of the continuing WTC cycle.

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