Former Indian captain and legendary batsman Rahul Dravid is celebrating his 46th birthday today.
Dravid who gains massive popularity as ‘The Wall’ for his brilliant defence was born in Indore in 1973. He was selected to play for Indian team at the time when he was completing his MBA program from St. Joseph’s College.
Not many knows this, but he has also been a State-level hockey player too few years back
However, Rahul debuted for India in 1996 against Sri Lanka in the Singer Cup. In his debut Test at Lord’s the multi-faceted cricketer fascinated everyone with an incredible innings of 95.
The top cricketers of Indian team, bollywood personalities and the netizens forwarded birthday wishes to the legendary cricketer.
Many Happy Returns Of The Day, Rahul Dravid. You have set a shining example for all our budding cricketers. May God bless you with a long and happy life. #HappyBirthdayRahulDravid
— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) January 11, 2019
Many many happy returns of the day to a terrific human being, role model and an inspiration for many youngsters in the country. One of the most likeable cricketers ever , #HappyBirthdayRahulDravid bhai ! pic.twitter.com/V07D4Ci6A8
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 11, 2019
Deewaron ke bhi kaan hote hain , is deewar ka bahut saaf Mann aur hriday bhi hai!( #TheWall too has ears, this one has a pure mind and a heart as well)
A joy to have played with him and made so many wonderful memories together #HappyBirthdayRahulDravid ! pic.twitter.com/eukPvSx0II
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 11, 2019
Happy Birthday Rahul bhai ! They call it a Gentleman’s game because legends like you played it. Sharing the dressing room with you was a privilege & an honor that I’ll never forget. Friend, mentor, captain & always #TheWall. Have a great year ahead!! #HappyBirthdayRahulDravid pic.twitter.com/1HOY2bYrC5
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) January 11, 2019
Happy birthday Jam..wish you all the happiness..keep continuing to flourish young talent under ur wings.. you are the best they can get..many great memories shared and many more to make #Thegreatwallofindia #legend #HappyBirthdayRahulDravid pic.twitter.com/Ha9GYvHQ9n
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 11, 2019
— Hrithik Roshan (@IABHI_HR) January 11, 2019
In 164 Tests, Rahul scored 13,288 runs at an average of 52.31 including 36 hundreds and 63 fifties. While in 344 ODIs he mounted 10,889 runs at an average of 39.16 including 12 centuries and 83 fifties.