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HBD Rahul Dravid : Wishes Pour In For ‘The Wall’

New Delhi: Rahul Dravid turned 48 on Monday and social media was flooded with birthday needs for the previous India captain, each from followers and former cricketers.

Dravid, extensively considered a Take a look at specialist, had a implausible profession in each ODIs and Assessments as he completed his profession with over 10,000 runs every in each codecs. He performed 164 Assessments, 344 ODIs and 1 T20I by which he scored 13288, 10889 and 31 runs respectively.

Dravid, considered one of many most interesting batsmen ever to grace the sport, holds the document for dealing with the utmost variety of balls by a batsman in Take a look at cricket. He confronted a complete of 31,258 deliveries, a median of 190.6 balls per Take a look at match throughout his profession.

VVS Laxman, who shared some memorable partnerships with ‘The Wall’, took to Twitter to ship his “warm wishes to a special friend”.

“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,” Laxman stated.

“Wishing a great man and a great birthday Rahul Dravid,” tweeted Irfan Pathan.

“Kehte hain Deewaaron ke bhi kaan hote hain. Yeh deewar ke kaan toh hain hi jo sabko achhe se sunte hain, balki bahut saaf hriday aur mann bhi hai. When we had the Wall, we had it All. Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid , wish you fulfillment in all that you do,” wished Virender Sehwag in his typical, witty fashion.

The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) put out some attention-grabbing stats about Dravid and tweeted: “More than 10,000 runs in Tests and ODIs, 194 fifty-plus scores, most Test catches by a non-wicketkeeper, most balls faced in Test cricket, only player to be involved in two 300-plus ODI partnerships. Happy birthday to the incredible Rahul Dravid.”

“Wishing Rahul Dravid – former India captain & one of the finest batsmen to have ever graced the game – a very happy birthday,” tweeted BCCI.

Dravid was named the ICC Cricketer of the Yr in 2004.

The previous India captain, who presently heads the Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, was bestowed with the Arjuna award in 1998, whereas he acquired the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan in 2004 and 2013 respectively.

(IANS)

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