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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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."
Happy Birthday Jammy! The way you batted always created huge jams for the bowlers. Have a great one my friend. https://t.co/JzCh9XW9iW— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 1578726001000
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.
From my understanding, I thought grinding only happens in the kitchen in the Mixer Grinder, but Dravid taught one c… https://t.co/q9lLgSMhUq— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 1578719449000
Calling him an "inspiration, role model and legend, former cricketer Mohammad Kaif wished "the great man".
Inspiration. Role Model. Legend. Wishing the great man , Rahul Dravid a very happy birthday… https://t.co/BgKCeq5Qir— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 1578716732000
Harbhajan Singh also wished the "legend" with a post on Twitter.
Happy birthday #RahulDravid what a legend https://t.co/oMQhVMFbav— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 1578715289000
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).
Wishing my good friend Rahul Dravid a very special birthday and a wonderful year filled with love,happiness and pr… https://t.co/qwya96heJv— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) 1578708620000
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.
Wishing The Wall - Rahul Dravid a very Happy Birthday. His exploits in Test cricket are well known but we thought w… https://t.co/GUJraQu9Gl— BCCI (@BCCI) 1578714064000
Commentator Harsha Bhogle described Dravid as not just an excellent cricketer but also an excellent person.
Excellent cricketer. Excellent person. 47. Cruising into another fine innings. Rahul Dravid.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 1578712730000
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.