Born on January 11 in 1973, Rahul Dravid is one man on the planet that has not let all the fame go to his head. He went on to define an entire era of cricket for his fans. Rahul Dravid who is as cool as a cucumber started playing cricket at the age of 12.
His fans don’t just love him for his performance on the field, but also for the man that he is. Dravid has through both his words and actions proved his humility time & again.
In honor of Rahul Dravid’s birthday, we have rounded up 11 words for “The Wall” by different personalities that will prove why he is a role model for youth.
1. Javagal Srinath
“I have not seen him lose his temper. Dravid has that uncanny skill of keeping his frustrations to himself. He hates to get out though and you can see the restlessness in Dravid till he gets his act together in the next outing. He is the most hard-working guy in the side.
2. Brian Lara
“If I have to put anyone to bat for my life, it’ll be Kallis or Rahul Dravid”.
3. Brett Lee
“If you can’t get along with Rahul Dravid, you’re struggling in life.”
4. Shane Warne
“Rahul Dravid being known as ‘The Wall’ is pretty much spot on. ‘The fortress’ could also describe Rahul. Because once, he was set, you needed the bowling equivalent of a dozen cannon firing all at once to blast him down.”
5. Harsha Bhogle
“In a career that is marked by grace, style and beautiful batsmanship, it’s a slog that’s ended Dravid‘s career. But once again, it was what was needed.”
6. Sachin Tendulkar
Rahul Dravid is a perfect role model for youngsters. He has set a great example for all of us to follow. We are all trying to follow that path,”
7. Navjot Singh Sidhu
“Dravid is a player who would walk on broken glass if his team asks him to.”
8. Matthew Hayden
“All this going around is not aggression. If you want to see aggression on cricket field, look into Rahul Dravid’s eyes.”
9. Allan Border
“Everyone has already exhausted superlatives so I would not bother myself with any additional praise but you could be sure my admiration for him has grown tremendously.”
10. Chris Gayle
“Rahul Dravid can play attacking cricket like me but I can never play like him.”
11. Ian Chappell
“Team in trouble? Whom do you turn to? Rahul Dravid!”
Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid!
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