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We had it all when we had 'The Wall': Tendulkar, Sehwag, Bhajji wish Dravid on birthday

The former India captain is celebrating his 47th birthday today.

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Last Updated: Jan 11, 2020, 01.26 PM IST
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Clockwise from top right: Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag were among the many cricketers who took to social media to wish Dravid.
NEW DELHI: Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid, on Saturday, turned 47 and social media started buzzing with wishes for Mr Dependable.

The cricket fraternity joined netizens in wishing one of India's most celebrated players.

Master blaster Sachin Tendulka wished "Jammy", saying, "The way you batted always created huge jams for bowlers."


Virender Sehwag took fans back in time as he shared pictures with 'The Wall', penning a touching post along with it.

"We had it all when we had the Wall !#HappyBirthdayRahulDravid," Sehwag tweeted.


Calling him an "inspiration, role model and legend, former cricketer Mohammad Kaif wished "the great man".


Harbhajan Singh also wished the "legend" with a post on Twitter.


VVS Laxman posted a picture of the two of them celebrating with a hug in his birthday wish for his friend and director of the National Cricket Academy (NCA).


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wished Dravid by sharing a video of his 153-run knock against New Zealand in 1999, in Hyderabad.

"Wishing The Wall - Rahul Dravid a very Happy Birthday. His exploits in Test cricket are well known but we thought we would relive one of his knocks in ODIs against New Zealand. #HappyBirthdayRahulDravid," BCCI tweeted.


Commentator Harsha Bhogle described Dravid as not just an excellent cricketer but also an excellent person.


Considered one of the most decorated cricketers of all times, Dravid - who made his debut in 1996 at Lord's, holds the record for facing the maximum deliveries in Test cricket. After drawing curtains on his playing career in 2012, Dravid continued to serve Indian cricket as the coach of India 'A' and the U-19 team till 2019, and now monitors the progress of both the teams.

Thank You, Coach Dravid! What Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant Learnt From The Wall

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Mr Dependable's Birthday

11 Jan, 2019
Rahul Dravid is a name that needs no recognition in India. Dravid, known as the Wall of Indian cricket, safeguarded the team, on and off the field. Often regarded as one of the greatest batsmen the game has produced, the classy cricketer turns a year older today. Dravid, known to be a patient mentor and a great manager, has instilled the values of life in his juniors. From teaching wannabe Team India members how to tame their raging minds to accepting success and failure gracefully, he has been a lighting torch for the upcoming generations.As head coach for the U-19 and India-A teams, the 46-year-old has produced some exceptional players who actively follow in the footsteps of their calm coach and present a great show on the field. And for these disciples of Dravid, learning was not always about cricket.Honouring the 'Mr Dependable' of Indian cricket team, here's what these disciples have to say about what they learnt from their 'Guru'.(In pic from left: Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Dravid, Rishabh Pant)
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