The great ‘wall’ of Indian cricket, i.e, Rahul Dravid, the former Indian skipper is celebrating his 47th birthday today. Rahul Dravid is one of the finest batsmen to have ever played for India. Known for his solid technique, Dravid made his debut in 1996 against England at Lords and went on to become a stalwart figure in India.
With over 24000 international runs and 489 centuries, Rahul Dravid is one of the few cricketers who went on to prove their mettle in all the three formats of the game in both overseas and home games.
Rahul Dravid, who is fondly called as ‘The Wall’ of Indian cricket team still continues to be a flag-bearer of Indian cricket. He is handing his services for the betterment of Indian Cricket by preparing the younger generation for the world cricket.
For his impeccable performances for team India, Dravid was named ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2004 and was honored with Arjuna Award in 1998, Padma Shree in 2004 and the Padma Bhushan in 2013. Not just this, Rahul Dravid’s name was also included in the ICC Hall of Fame for his contribution to the Indian cricket.
As one of the most loved cricketers is celebrating his birthday today, the Indian cricket fans flooded Twitter with their amazing birthday wishes and tributes for the cricketer. Even the entire Indian cricket fraternity – starting from the present stars to the legendary cricketers, everyone joined the league to wish the Wall on his birthday.
Even the BCCI also paid tributes to the Indian cricketer by posting a throwback video of Dravid’s one of the best ODI performance. Sharing the video on Twitter, BCCI wrote:
“Wishing The Wall – Rahul Dravid a very Happy Birthday. His exploits in Test cricket are well known but we thought we would relive one of his knocks in ODIs against New Zealand.
Here, check out the Tweet:
Wishing The Wall – Rahul Dravid a very Happy Birthday. His exploits in Test cricket are well known but we thought we would relive one of his knocks in ODIs against New Zealand.
#HappyBirthdayRahulDravid 🎂🎂 pic.twitter.com/psUsTPw8Xt
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 11, 2020
Here, check out how Twitterati and cricket fraternity wished Rahul Dravid on his birthday:
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) January 11, 2020
From my understanding, I thought grinding only happens in the kitchen in the Mixer Grinder, but Dravid taught one can grind on the cricket pitch as well. We had it All when we had the Wall !#HappyBirthdayRahulDravid pic.twitter.com/eUVkpTtF8n
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 11, 2020
Excellent cricketer. Excellent person. 47. Cruising into another fine innings. Rahul Dravid.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 11, 2020
Wishing my good friend Rahul Dravid a very special birthday and a wonderful year filled with love,happiness and prosperity. pic.twitter.com/0zx7cmi5S1
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 11, 2020
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 11, 2020
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) January 11, 2020
Happy Birthday Rahul Sir. Thankyou for your guidance and wishing you the best 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/KAvyfJ1xHY
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) January 11, 2020
Happy Birthday Jammy! The way you batted always created huge jams for the bowlers. Have a great one my friend. pic.twitter.com/JzCh9XW9iW
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 11, 2020
Wishing the the Great Wall of India a very happy birthday. Have a fabulous day Jammy pic.twitter.com/nVPY3SAhcm
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 11, 2020
2️⃣0️⃣ years of pure blockbuster performances!
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) January 10, 2020
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) January 11, 2020
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 11, 2020
Super Birthday to the rare embodiment of pure class. So rare that he's that guy whose advice just can't bore you! Here's some pure gold that'll hold good and inspire kids even in 3020! #HappyBirthdayDravid #WhistlePodu 🦁💛 pic.twitter.com/vWTyEWZoMI
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) January 11, 2020
— Rachana (@Strangethinker9) January 11, 2020
Happy Birthday #RahulDravid 🙂
– Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2000
– ICC Test Player of the Year 2004
– ICC Player of the Year 2004
– Captain of the ICC's Test Team 2006
– ICC Hall of Fame 2018
– Wisden India's Highest Impact Test Batsman 2015 pic.twitter.com/7Dl3dzJcf7
— Akhil Gupta 🏏 (@Guptastats92) January 11, 2020
This defence from #rahuldravid is more beautiful than helicopter shot or reverse sweep#HappyBirthdayRahulDravid#godofdefence #kingoftestcricket#allfavouritecricketer and you will be forever my favourite cricketer ❤️❤️😍😍😍🔥🔥🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/dv4gU9s4bl
— A (@NaGovardha1) January 10, 2020
Only Indian in Game of Thrones #RahulDravid
Happy Birthday champ 🙌 pic.twitter.com/amahjF1rp2
— Rebellious flower 🥳 (@flawsome_guy) January 11, 2020
— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) January 11, 2020
— RDian (@vaidehi1101) January 11, 2020
— ` (@FourOverthrows) January 11, 2020
An Amazing Cricketer
A Kind Human Being
An Inspirational Mentor
Happy Birthday To The WALL
— Dr Khushboo Kadri (@khushikadri) January 11, 2020