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Rahul Dravid Birthday: Social Media Flooded With Wishes

January 11, 2021

The social media, especially Twitter, was full of birthday wishes for Rahul Dravid as 'The Wall' of Indian cricket turned 48 on January 11, 2021.

Apart from his former colleagues from the Indian team, fans also thronged the social media wishing Rahul Dravid on his 48th birthday.

Along with their heart-warming wishes, some fans also pulled up interesting statistics from Dravid's playing days.

Some fans also praised the former Indian captain for always stepping up to do the difficult job for the Indian team including keeping wickets and opening the batting
when called upon.

Rahul Dravid scored over 13000 runs in Test cricket with 36 centuries and also smashed over 10,000 runs in ODI with 12 centuries.

In Test cricket, his highest score was 270 while in ODI Dravid scored the highest of 153 runs.

Wishing Dravid on his birthday, former Indian batsman VVS Laxman wrote, "Warm birthday wishes to a special friend with whom I shared a lot of wonderful memories and who continues to inspire us. Wishing you a very special birthday and a wonderful year ahead Rahul."

It may be mentioned here that the partnership of Dravid and Laxman in 2001 Eden Garden Test match not just brought India from the jaws of defeat but also created a record to become only the third team to win a Test after being forced to follow on.

The 376 run partnership between Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman is still regarded as one of the best partnerships ever in Test match cricket.

Rahul Dravid was also wished by cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle on his birthday.

"A very happy birthday to Rahul Dravid. Good day to have you batting!" Bhogle tweeted.

"One of my favourite teammates from my Karnataka U-19 days, my childhood buddy and above all, a great human being. Happy birthday, Rahul Dravid. You’re the epitome of perfection. Have a great year ahead, Jam," tweeted former Indian cricketer Doda Ganesh.

Dravid was also a brilliant fielder and holds the record of most number of catches (210) in the outfield in Test cricket.

The prolific batsman was bestowed with the Arjuna award in 1998 and Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan in 2004 and 2013 respectively.

He also received the ICC Cricketer of the Year award in 2004.

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