Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid has turned 48 today and his fans and followers are showering him with all the love and birthday greetings.
One of the most respectable and memorable names from the cricketing field, Dravid in his illustrious career has won several accolades including the Arjuna Award, Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. In the year 2018, the cricketer also found a place in the Hall of Fame of ICC and stayed a legendary cricket name.
On his special day, Dravid’s teammate and close friend VVS Laxman took to his Twitter handle and shared his greetings to the athlete.
Warm birthday wishes to a special friend with whom I shared a lot of wonderful memories and who continues to inspire us. Wishing you a very special birthday and a wonderful year ahead Rahul. pic.twitter.com/S3hWufvD9r
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 11, 2021
BCCI also extended its warm wishes to Rahul Dravid and gave a glimpse of his incredible career by showing the cricketer’s stats and calling him as “one of the finest batsmen to have ever graced the game”.
509 international caps🧢
24,208 international runs🏏
48 international tons 👍
Most catches (210) in Tests 👌
Over 10,000 runs in both Tests & ODIs 👏
Wishing Rahul Dravid – former India captain & one of the finest batsmen to have ever graced the game – a very Happy Birthday 🎂👏 pic.twitter.com/X2E181x5jK
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 11, 2021
Apart from BCCI, ICC has also put up a birthday post dedicated to Rahul Dravid and shared the records held by the athlete.
🏏 More than 10,000 runs in Tests and ODIs
🌟 194 fifty-plus scores
👐 Most Test catches by a non-wicketkeeper
🔴 Most balls faced in Test cricket
🔥 Only player to be involved in two 300-plus ODI partnerships
Happy birthday to the incredible Rahul Dravid 🎂 pic.twitter.com/YeSVrSwlbT
— ICC (@ICC) January 11, 2021