Brathwaite privileged to be working with Dravid


West Indies' World T20 hero, Carlos Brathwaite, says it is a privilege to be working with India batting legend Rahul Dravid during his stint with the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.

With the Windies needing 19 runs to win in the last over against England in the World T20 final at Eden Gardens, the 27-year-old Brathwaite smashed Ben Stokes for four consecutive sixes to propel the Caribbean side to their second global title.

The burly allrounder, who hails from Barbados, will play in his debut season in the IPL and could not hide his excitement at working with Dravid, who scored more than 23 000 runs for India in international cricket.

Brathwaite: "I find myself privileged enough to be working along with someone I have idolised all my career and that is Rahul Dravid.

"We had a couple of chats and it is good to hear from him as a person and as a player on what are the areas that I would look to improve on in terms of playing spin and I spoke to Rahul about.

"I hope that at the end of six weeks I go back to the West Indies with better understanding of how to play spin bowling, how to rotate it, how to score off it and how to take that knowledge from the IPL back to the West Indies."