Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid is celebrating his 49th birthday today (January 11). The cricket fraternity, including former and current players, extended their best wishes to the ‘Wall’ of Indian cricket.
Dravid is currently in South Africa working as Team India head coach for the ongoing Test series. This is his first overseas tour as a senior Indian men’s coach.
Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar extended his wishes to his former teammate Dravid. He took to Twitter and wrote: “A very happy birthday to you, Jammy. Wish you the best of health and good luck for the 3rd Test.”
A very happy birthday to you Jammy. Wish you the best of health and good luck for the 3rd Test. pic.twitter.com/88Y4vgbyWu
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 11, 2022
Ex-Indian opener Virender Sehwag wished Dravid good health and happiness on his birthday.
“Wall Done always. Birthday greetings to a wonderful man. Wishing you good health, joy and happiness always. #HappyBirthdayRahulDravid,” tweeted Sehwag.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 11, 2022
Indian star Shubman Gill took to Twitter and termed Dravid as a ‘wonderful human being and a fine coach’.
“A brilliant cricketer, a wonderful human being and a fine coach. Wishing you a very happy birthday Rahul Dravid Sir. May god bless you,” wrote Shubman.
A brilliant cricketer, a wonderful human being and a fine coach. Wishing you a very happy birthday Rahul Dravid Sir. May god bless you.
— Shubman Gill (@ShubmanGill) January 11, 2022
Former India opener Wasim Jaffer recalled Dravid’s roles while being a player and post-retirment, terming him as the ‘Master’ of all trades.
“Captain, Opener, No.3, Wicket Keeper, ICC event winning coach, former NCA head, and now India coach. But above all, a great human being. Happy Birthday to the master of all trades. #HappyBirthdayRahulDravid,” tweeted Jaffer.
Captain, Opener, No.3, Wicket Keeper, ICC event winning coach, former NCA head, and now India coach. But above all a great human being.
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) January 11, 2022
Notably, ahead of the start of the third Test, which began today in Cape Town, Dravid had a chat with broadcasters where he expressed that he received wishes from his friends and family
“When you get older, you’re not sure what to feel when you get wished on your birthday. But it feels nice. Did get a lot of wishes from friends and family,” said Dravid.
Here is how others wished Dravid:
— DK (@DineshKarthik) January 11, 2022
509 international matches 👍
24,208 international runs 💪
48 international centuries 👌
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 11, 2022
Happy birthday Rahul Sir🎂. Wishing you good health and happiness🤗 pic.twitter.com/a71mBE07sC
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) January 11, 2022
— RAAMESH POWAR (@imrameshpowar) January 11, 2022
— Mohammed Azharuddin (@azharflicks) January 11, 2022
Here’s wishing the legend of Indian Cricket, first ever captain of RCB, and current #TeamIndia head coach, Rahul Dravid, a very very Happy Birthday! 🥳🙌🏻
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) January 11, 2022
To the man, who not only taught me how to become a better cricketer but also a better human. Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid Sir. 🎉🎂#HappyBirthdayRahulDravid #RahulDravid#thewall#IndianCricketTeam pic.twitter.com/YcjmnARoIh
— Mahipal Lomror (@mahipallomror36) January 11, 2022
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) January 11, 2022
Happy birthday, Jam. May you continue to serve Indian cricket with great distinction. I consider myself privileged to have shared the dressing room with you, for both Karnataka and India. Good luck #RahulDravid pic.twitter.com/7Siv8Jv0QA
— ದೊಡ್ಡ ಗಣೇಶ್ | Dodda Ganesh (@doddaganesha) January 11, 2022
🏏 24,208 international runs
🌟 48 centuries and 146 fifties
🏆 #U19CWC winning coach in 2018
Happy birthday to India's head coach, Rahul Dravid 🎂 pic.twitter.com/HlVg3PVuV8
— ICC (@ICC) January 11, 2022