Former India cricketer Rahul Dravid turned 47 on Saturday (January 11). Fondly known as the ‘The Wall’ because of his strong batting technique, Dravid is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen to have played for India.
During his 16-year long international career, Dravid amassed 13288 Test runs at a phenomenal average of 52.31 with 36 tons and 63 half-centuries. He also holds the world record of facing the maximum number of deliveries (31258) in the history of Test cricket.
The former India captain proved his mettle in white-ball cricket as well. Dravid scored 10889 runs in 344 ODIs at an average of 39.16 with 12 centuries and 83 fifties.
After his retirement in 2012, Dravid served Indian cricket as a coach of Under-19 and ‘A’ sides. He is currently heading the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore.
As the legendary cricketer entered in the 48th year of his life, wishes poured in for him from the Indian cricket fraternity.
Here are some of the tweets:
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
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
Always looked up to him…
Made my International debut alongside him…
Always a guiding light and a role model to me…
He’s someone whom I truly treasure. Wish Rahul bhai a very happy birthday! pic.twitter.com/OjM8caaZeN
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) January 11, 2020
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 11, 2020
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 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
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) January 11, 2020
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) January 11, 2020
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) 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
A very Happy Birthday to Rahul sir, wishing you many many happy returns of the day. Been a pleasure learning from a legend like you, thank-you! 🙂 ❤ pic.twitter.com/z6KuvFZx1n
— Prithvi Shaw (@PrithviShaw) January 11, 2020