Kevin Pietersen salutes 'genuine guru' Rahul Dravid in his autobiography

London: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen struggled to get along with coaches of his own team most of his playing career and his quest for a "genuine guru" ended in faraway India where, he says, former captain Rahul Dravid made a lasting impact on his technique.

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid 

In his autobiography 'KP', Pietersen refers to an e-mail the Indian batting legend wrote to him about playing spinners. "Rahul was a great and heroic Indian batsman in his day.

He is also a genius at dealing with spin bowlers. Our conversations and emails were a private masterclass from a genuine guru," Pietersen writes in the book.

"Rahul improved my cricket and helped me develop the way I think about the game. His generosity will stay with me always."

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