Legendary India cricketer Rahul Dravid is celebrating his 47th birthday today (January 11). Fondly known as the ‘The Wall’ because of his sound technique, Dravid is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen to have played for India.
During his 16-year long and illustrious career, Dravid amassed 13288 Test runs at an average of 52.31 with 36 tons and 63 half-centuries. He also holds the unique record of facing the maximum number of deliveries (31258) in Test history.
Furthermore, the former India captain proved his mettle in white-ball cricket, scoring 10889 ODI runs in 344 matches at an average of 3916 with 12 centuries and 83 fifties.
Dravid bid adieu to international cricket in 2012 but not before finishing as the fourth highest run-getter in Test cricket behind Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis.
After his retirement, Rahul Dravid served Indian cricket as a coach of Under-19 and ‘A’ sides. He is currently heading the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore.
As the revered cricketer enters in the 48th season of his life, wishes poured in for him from the Indian cricket fraternity.
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