Even after the influx of a lot of young blood in the side, Mohammad Kaif was still the best runner between the wickets in the Indian team, captain Rahul Dravid said on Tuesday.
"Kaif is the best runner between the wickets in the team," Dravid said.
"There is a shuttle run called the beep test in our fitness drill and Kaif regularly comes out on top," the Karnataka batsman said.
When asked who was the worst runner between the wickets in the team, 'The Wall' jokingly said "all the rest of us".
Dravid was speaking at a lead-up event for the Delhi Half Marathon to be held on October 15.
He expressed regret that he had not been able to participate in the event thus far due to his tight cricket schedule.
Dravid was playing in the 'Super Test' between Australia and the Rest of the World during last year's race and would be leading India in their Champions Trophy opener against England in Jaipur on the day of the race this time around.
He said he would try to participate in the event next year, but stopped short of making any assurances for the rest of the team.
"I cannot make any assurances for the other players, but I will try and come," the skipper said.
"But we have no chance of winning the race," he conceded.
Dravid said such events showcase Delhi and also raise money for several worthy causes.
"The way this event brings a lot of smiles on the faces of a lot of people is absolutely fantastic," he added.