Mohammad Hafeez’s selfie with Rahul Dravid wins hearts of million cricket fans
Dravid, widely regarded as one of the finest to have played the game, received plenty of love from cricket fans across the border.
Updated - Dec 30, 2017 8:59 pm
In a rare meeting between two cricketers, Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez had a surprise encounter with former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid. The duo bumped into each other on Friday, on a flight to New Zealand. The chance meeting them happened as Dravid was travelling with the Indian U19 team for the World Cup, while Hafeez was with the Pakistan side that was New Zealand bound for the upcoming tour.
Hafeez also managed to take a selfie with the Indian batting legend and later took to his Twitter handle to post the image. He captioned the image saying, “Met with a man called THE WALL in cricket RAHUL bhai @Im_Dravid he is a great human being always there to talk about cricket & helping u out , honoured to play with him in the Feild & always pleasure to meet U , stay blessed.”
You can see the Tweet below
Met with a man called THE WALL in cricket RAHUL bhai @Im_Dravid he is a great human being always there to talk about cricket & helping u out , honoured to play with him in the Feild & always pleasure to meet U , stay blessed pic.twitter.com/vCyDwM34YY
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) December 28, 2017
Dravid, widely regarded as one of the finest to have played the game, received plenty of love from cricket fans across the border. Apart from boasting of a prolific batting record, Dravid also earned the respect of not just his peers but also fans across the world. Some of the replies to Hafeez’s tweet were proof of the goodwill Dravid enjoys in the cricket community.
You can see the reactions below
Such a fabulous player and a great human being…. @AzharAli_ should learn something from him.
— khan sb (@kaab001) December 29, 2017
Rahul is a true gentleman of cricket. Great character
— Faheem Tareen (@jeans19) December 29, 2017
One of the greatest batsman cricket ever have
— Farrukh Shameer (@shooby367) December 29, 2017
Ye as a Pakistani he was my favorite Indian batmens his wicket was more important then any other player such a soild player he was
— Y A S I R (@Yasirhere) December 29, 2017
Coolest and great players in the history of cricket
— Syed Asad Gillani (@sasadgillani) December 30, 2017
And not to mention, a true GENTLEMAN.
— Uzair (@Ozzair_Oz) December 30, 2017
Hope he shared a tip or 2 on how to survive in NZ as he used too with his whole team out and he used to stay notout at other end
— Rizwan Shah (@nomekool) December 30, 2017
With the U19 World Cup around the corner, the Indian colts have started off with their penultimate preparations. The squad boasts of a number of talented youngsters and chief coach Rahul Dravid’s next aim is to see a few of the World Cup-bound players feature in the ‘A’ team within the next six to eight months.
The former Indian captain is optimistic about the team’s performance in the junior World Cup starting in New Zealand from January 13. Dravid exuded confidence that the team under Shaw would do well. Three-time champions India, who finished runner-up in the previous edition has been placed alongside Zimbabwe and East Asia Pacific qualifier Papua New Guinea