Rahul Dravid, better known as The Wall of India, turns 46 today. The Karnataka batsman has helped India acquire many memorable victories such as in the Adelaide Test against Australia in 2003, a Test series win in Pakistan in 2004 and so on. Dravid scored 13,288 runs in 164 Tests and 10,889 runs in 344 ODIs. The Number three batsman, who notched 36 Test centuries, is the fourth highest run scorer in Test matches.
Mr Dependable always came through for cricket in India. Earlier with his skills on the field, now off the field for the India A and Under-19 team with his coaching prowess.
Here are some of the most prominent wishes, Rahul Dravid received on Twitter.
24,208 international runs.
146 fifties.#U19CWC winning coach in 2018.
Happy birthday to India's Wall, the legendary Rahul Dravid! 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/mR5kFLqBXX
— ICC (@ICC) January 11, 2019
Wishing The Wall – Rahul Dravid a very Happy Birthday. His exploits in whites are well known but we thought we would relive one of his knocks in blue against Pakistan #HappyBirthdayRahulDravid pic.twitter.com/gJ1sgt6Ird
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 11, 2019
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) 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
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) January 11, 2019
Happy birthday Rahulbhai! Wish you a fantastic year ahead and loads of happiness! #HappyBirthdayRahulDravid
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) January 11, 2019
Happiest Birthday to Rahul Dravid Sir. A true inspiration to all the sportspersons out there! May almighty bless you with a long and happy life just like the innings you used to play! 😊#HappyBirthdayRahulDravid pic.twitter.com/TrA7RTeCTC
— Kidambi Srikanth (@srikidambi) January 11, 2019
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 11, 2019
Someone I’ve looked up to ever since I began playing this beautiful game. A true example of a team player. My inspiration, and idol. Wishing Rahul Dravid Sir a very Happy Birthday. #thewall #myinspiration #myidol pic.twitter.com/xfodckpfWY
— Karun Nair (@karun126) January 11, 2019
Rahul Dravid is 46 today! #HappyBirthdayRahulDravid
in Tests: 44152 minutes in 286 innings (154 mins/inns)
in intl: 66000+ minutes in 605 innings (109 mins/inns)
in Tests: 31258 balls in 286 innings (109 balls/inns)
in intl: 46563 balls in 605 innings (77 balls/inns)
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 11, 2019
Happy birthday Rahul Dravid, one of the finest men I've had the privilege to meet. And apologies Mr Trump, he's Indian!
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) January 11, 2019
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
India’s one of the greatest batsmen, legend, great human being and above all “The Gentleman” Rahul Dravid.. Wishing you a very happy birthday Rahul bhai 🎂 Have a great one… #HappyBirthdayRahulDravid pic.twitter.com/FJInQOaUss
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) January 11, 2019
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) January 11, 2019
Happy birthday, Rahul Dravid.
Has more than 10K runs in Tests, ODIs
Faced 31,258 balls in Tests-record
-Spent 44,152 mins batting in Tests which is equivalent to an entire month (via @MazherArshad)
-He’s serving Indian cricket even after his retirement#HappyBirthdayRahulDravid pic.twitter.com/IQ76xbQnuL
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) January 11, 2019
— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) January 11, 2019
Many more happy returns of the day to my dear friend Rahul. I wish him all the happiness and love and hope that he continues serving Indian Cricket and continues to inspire not just budding cricketers but the youth of the country. #HappyBirthdayRahulDravid pic.twitter.com/fzsQcy5D5I
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) 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
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
Happy birthday to 🇮🇳 legend, Rahul Dravid! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/oMq8Zqr5xz
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) 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
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) January 11, 2019
— Pragyan Prayas Ojha (@pragyanojha) January 11, 2019