Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh wished his teammate Rahul Dravid as The Wall of Indian cricket turned 47 years old on Saturday. Harbhajan Singh shared the dressing room with Rahul Dravid for a good number of years and has significantly benefitted from The Wall in terms of knowledge gained about the sport. To Harbhajan Singh too, like for many other youngsters, Rahul Dravid was an inspiration and an optimistic character that impressed fans and cricketers. On his birthday, Harbhajan singh hailed Rahul Dravid as a legend and took to Twitter to wish him.
Former Indian teammate Virender Sehwag wished Dravid with the help of a quirky reference. Sehwag recalled how Dravid had taught him an important lesson during games and drew comparisons between The Wall and a Mixer Grinder in the kitchen. Dravid is best known for never letting the ball pass through his bat, irrespective of the pace or style of the bowler, thus earning himself the nickname 'The Wall'. Virender Sehwag concluded his tweet with a sweet tribute to Rahul Dravid on behalf of the Indian cricket team.
From my understanding, I thought grinding only happens in the kitchen in the Mixer Grinder, but Dravid taught one can grind on the cricket pitch as well. We had it All when we had the Wall !#HappyBirthdayRahulDravid pic.twitter.com/eUVkpTtF8n— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 11, 2020
Cricketing fans can never forget the patience and grit displayed by former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid - a master in the longer format of the game and a true definition of the term 'Gentleman of the game'. As Rahul Dravid turned 47 years old on Saturday, his former teammate Sachin Tendulkar wished 'Jammy' and gave him a gentle reminder of how he used to be a menace for bowlers. Known for his defensive style of play combined with classy stokes and extreme positive intent, Rahul Dravid was an integral part of the team for over ten years and was largely responsible for making India's name big in Tests.
Sachin Tendulkar wished his former teammate Jammy and provided a reason to the fans for the nickname. The Master Blaster recalled how Rahul Dravid would act as a blockade for bowlers on the pitch, refusing to allow the ball to go past his bat, leaving bowlers frustrated. Sachin and Dravid have shared the dressing room for many years together and have shared countless memories of victories and losses.