Rahul Dravid celebrates his 43rd birthday on Monday. He was born on January 11, 1973 and is considered to be among the few iconic Indian cricketers to represent the country on the international platform.
Every era produces a stalwart who keeps on rewriting the record books by scaling milestones courtesy their stupendous performances. Cricket greats are discussed, most people begin the conversation with comparison between Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar. People miss on Rahul Dravid.
Rahul Dravid has gone down in folklore as The Wall of Indian cricket. A master of technique, a paragon of patience, the ideal man to have to protect the innings against formidable foreign attacks.
Their stats prove that nobody comes even close to them and no cricket fan can argue with that! But a game is not about just numbers, it’s about passion, consistency, adapting, evolving and emerging victorious even in the most adverse conditions.
Some Quotes which describe Rahul Dravid-
# He has set a great example for all of us to follow & we are all struggling to follow that path - Sachin Tendulkar
# Dravid’s remarkable career is proof that nice guys don’t finish last - Steve Waugh
# He is truly the mainstay of the Indian batting. He is the best batsman of India in this era undoubtedly - Kapil Dev
# Some succeeded because they are destined to, but he succeeded because he was Determined to - Navjot Singh Siddhu
# The wolf who lived for the pack - Harsha Bhogle
# He’s probably the nicest guy. No, he is the nicest guy that I have met in cricket. He’s a phenomenal man - Shane Watson
# I’ve seen how Rahul goes about his innings & that’s something I want to get myself involved with - Kevin Pietersen
# He is regarded by the Australians as one of the mentally toughest players they have come up against. He is a tough task competitor. He is a wonderful cricketer for India, a great, great cricketer. - John Wright
# Champion on and off the field, showed us with his great hard work, sky is the limit - Mahesh Bhupathi
# Elegant at the crease, Eloquent in Retirement, thanks for the memories - ESPN
# Time and Tide waits for nobody, except Rahul Dravid - MTV India
# If a martian were to land on earth now and be told that the best batsman in the world was playing in this match, he would think it was Rahul Dravid and not Sachin Tendulkar - Christopher Martin-Jenkins
# If Sachin is the Superman of Indian cricket universe, Rahul Dravid is The Dark Knight - Abhay Chandra