India’s head coach Rahul Dravid, who is one of the most versatile cricketers to have ever donned the Indian jersey, celebrated his 49th birthday on Tuesday.
Later in the day, India’s sensational bowler Mohammed Shami shared a series of pictures from the Indian cricket team’s dressing room where team India can be seen celebrating the birthday of Indian head coach Rahul Dravid. Sharing the pictures, Shami wrote:
“Birthday wishes to our very own Head Coach Rahul Dravid
Here’s to many more smiles in the future”
Here, check out the Tweet:
Birthday wishes to our very own Head Coach Rahul Dravid
Here’s to many more smiles in the future #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/2VsrBTs4mJ
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) January 11, 2022
The pictures went viral on the internet and were flooded with amazing reactions from the fans to it. The fans were thrilled after watching their favorite cricketer enjoying his birthday with the Indian players, however, the eagle-eyed fans on Twitter were quick to point out the absence of the Indian Test captain Virat Kohli as they began wondering the reason behind the captain’s absence from the celebrations.
While the likes of Mohammed Shami, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha, and Indian batting coach Vikram Rathour along with the man himself – Rahul Dravid could be seen in the pictures, Virat Kohli’s absence was something that caught the attention of the fans.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati to this:
Virat kaha h?
79 maar diye to room pe pehle chala gaya?
— Manish Thakur (@manisharjun77) January 11, 2022
Kohli no where in the picture??
— Sunil Kumar B.M?? (@Sunilbangre) January 12, 2022
Where is virat ? https://t.co/VPTnPT86Pf
— KuNaL (@Kunalkapoor_) January 12, 2022
Rishab Pant controlling his urge to cake smash Dravid. ? https://t.co/1r3Ku4yb4k
— Nirav Mehta (@itsNiravM) January 12, 2022
Talking about his professional front, Dravid is currently on his first overseas assignment as the head coach of team Indian in the ongoing series against South Africa. The ongoing 3-match Test series between India and South Africa is currently balanced at 1-1.
The Virat Kohli-led team India won the opening clash in Centurion to take a 1-0 lead but the Proteas bounced back into the game and won the second match to balance the ongoing series.
Both the teams are now taking each other in the ongoing third and final contest, which will decide the fate of the ongoing Test series.