Rahul Dravid is nicknamed as The Wall of Indian cricket because of his solid defensive technique in the batting department. The former Indian cricket team captain frustrated many bowlers with his defensive strokes. The fact that he holds the record for the most balls faced by a single batsman in Test cricket history shows how much he tormented the bowlers with his batting skills.
He was not only a defensive player, but Dravid was a man with mental toughness. The likes of Shoaib Akhtar tried to break his concentration by sledging him. However, he never lost his focus and always backed himself to perform well. Rahul was one of the most successful batsmen to have played for the Indian cricket team.
Talking about his numbers in international cricket, he aggregated over 13,000 runs in the 164 Tests he played for the Indian cricket team. In ODI cricket, he amassed 10,889 runs at an average of 39.16. He played only a solitary T20I game for India in the ending phase of his career. Playing against England, Dravid shocked everyone by slamming three consecutive sixes off Samit Patel’s bowling. He ended his T20I career with no fours and three sixes.
After hanging up his boots, Dravid worked as the coach of a few IPL teams. He even coached the India U-19 and India A teams for three years. Last year, BCCI appointed him as the Director of Cricket Operations at National Cricket Academy. He has been working to develop the young talent for the Indian cricket team now.
Since he has been such an influential figure in cricket history, his fans could never stop appreciating him. In this article, we will have a look at the ten all-time best tweets on Rahul Dravid.
A joke on Rahul Dravid
I have a joke on Rahul Dravid that I'm just not able to get out.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) July 24, 2020
Younis Khan on Rahul Dravid
Younis Khan, Pakistan's leading run-scorer in Test cricket, identified the early influence of Rahul Dravid on his red-ball career 🏏
— ICC (@ICC) July 10, 2020
Sachin Tendulkar on Rahul Dravid
"There was and is only one Rahul Dravid. There can be no other. I will miss Rahul in the dressing room and out in the middle" – Sachin
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 9, 2012
Harsha Bhogle on his last innings
"For a career full of grace,charm,timing and poise,it was sad that it had to end with a slog. But that was once again, what the team just needed"
"The wolf who lived gor the pack"
Remember these quotes @bhogleharsha
Absolute gold these #RahulDravid
— N_Vhora44 (@NeelayVhora) July 4, 2020
Chris Gayle on Rahul Dravid
— MNJ (@manojpkvga) April 4, 2015
Steve Waugh on Rahul Dravid
" Try to take his ( Dravid ) wicket in the first 15 minutes, If you can't then only try to take the remaining wickets " – Steve Waugh
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) January 11, 2015
Ian Chappell and Matthew Hayden on Rahul Dravid
217 against England in London
Team in trouble? Whom do you turn to? Rahul Dravid! – Ian Chappell pic.twitter.com/BXThVfdpAK
— Dhaval Mehta (@iamdhaval29) May 8, 2020
Time and Tide
Time and tide waits for no one.
Except Rahul dravid..
— Balaji SB (@balajisb13) April 26, 2015
Brett Lee on Rahul Dravid
"If you can't get along with Dravid, you're struggling in life" ~ Brett Lee#HappyBirthdayDravid
— The-Lying-Lama 2.0 (@KyaUkhaadLega) January 11, 2018
Virender Sehwag on Rahul Dravid
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 11, 2017