Dermot Reeve recalls Rahul Dravid and says “You’re the only person who’s ever got under my skin” in IPL 2021. Dermot Reeve shared an instance of each argument with two batting greats. Reeve has represented England in the 1992 and 1996 World Cups. Also, show he was one of the most opposing players. Dermot brings back something around Rahul Dravid. Moreover, the self-contradicting relationship with Brian Lara. Amid his spell with Somerset and Warwickshire province clubs. Moreover, he was especially part of Warwickshire when Lara made a record-breaking 501 in 1994.
“He was the Wall of India and told me, “You are the only person who has knocked that wall down. You gave me so much stick, I ended up going after one and getting caught. You’re the only person who’s ever got under my skin,” Dermot Reeve said.
Dermot also recalled thinking Dravid didn’t deserve to play at the international level. He hardly played any shots. Reeve said his willingness to be competitive. Also, the winning mindset made others dislike him.
“How did this guy ever play for India? He must have had family on the selection committee. Also, he hasn’t got any shots. He just blocks it. I went on and on. And he got out. Things like that made me very disliked. But I wasn’t out there to make friends. We were there to win matches,” Dermot Reeve said.
Lastly, the incident between Dravid and Reeve happened in 2000. Amid the former’s stint with Somerset as a coach. He took the field as a substitute defender against Kent at Bath. Reeve is admitted his relationship with Lara has improved now. However, Dermot recognizes the West Indian great held a take exception against him. He remarked in this regard.
Dermot Reeve recalls, “Despite winning three trophies, it was possibly the most unenjoyable season I ever had. The energy between myself and Brian Lara wasn’t right for the whole season. I believe his agent told him I didn’t want him, so he arrived with a chip on his shoulder. I believed on the field he was undermining me. Brian and I are OK now when we bump into each other. It’s just funny that the most successful season was not really enjoyable,” Reeve said.