Dravid told me about Bharat's skills long back: VVS

Former India cricketer VVS Laxman had been told about wicketkeeper KS Bharat's skills by the current chief coach Rahul Dravid a long time back, who had said that the 28-year-old's wicket-keeping skills were only next to Wriddhiman Saha.

Bharat, India's second wicketkeeper-batter in the Test squad against New Zealand, had to take up wicket-keeping duties on day three of the first Test at the Green Park Stadium after first-choice wicketkeeper Saha couldn't take the field due to neck stiffness. 

On Saturday, Bharat came up with a superb performance, taking two catches and effecting a stumping to help India restrict New Zealand to 296 and take a 49-run lead. I still remember Rahul Dravid raving about KS Bharat's wicketkeeping skills. He told me that Bharat has good keeping skills, next only to Wriddhiman Saha in Indian cricket, Laxman told Star Sports.