Cricketing Fraternity Comes Together On Twitter To Wish Rahul Dravid A Happy Birthday

Cricketing Fraternity Comes Together On Twitter To Wish Rahul Dravid A Happy Birthday

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid. (Credits: Twitter)

Former India captain, Rahul Dravid celebrates his 48th birthday on Monday (January 11). And while he may not be on social media, his fans, including current and former cricketers, sent wishes on Twitter reminiscing the batting legend’s career.

Dravid, an epitome of patience, was born on 11th January 1973 in the city of Indore in Madhya Pradesh. He played for Karnataka in domestic cricket. He scored a magnificent 95 on his Test debut at Lord’s against England.

Rahul Dravid, Rahul Dravid Birth Day
Rahul Dravid (Credits: Twitter)

Rarely he looked back as he marched on to score 13288 Test runs, 10889 ODI runs and smashed 31 in his only T20I game for India.  He holds the record of facing most balls faced in Test cricket and taking the maximum number of catches by a Test fielder. Dravid’s characteristics of defiance, stoic, and patience among many others, earned him the nickname of The Wall.

The right-hander is known to be the jack of all trades when the Indian team needed someone to step up in any position: be it opener, keeper, middle-order, finisher; he might have not even denied if asked to open the bowling.

He was named one of the best five cricketers of the year by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack in 2000 and received the Player of the Year and the Test Player of the Year awards at the inaugural ICC awards ceremony in 2004. Known for his very ‘Gentleman’ attitude, on and off the field, Dravid was invited as the first non-Australian cricketer to deliver the Bradman Oration in 2011. 

Hardik Pandya, Rahul Dravid, KL Rahul
Rahul Dravid is a class of his own. (Credits – Twitter)

Dravid has also captained Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premer League (IPL) – he has amassed 2174 runs batting for the two franchises in the IPL.

After retirement from international cricket, Dravid coached the Prithvi Shaw led Under-19 team to the Under-19 World Cup in 2018.  Currently, he is the head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) where players from all around the country come to recover from their injuries for rehabilitation and to improve their skills.

Here is how cricketers wished Rahul Dravid on his 48th birthday:

 

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