Twitter Reactions: Twitter celebrates Rahul Dravid's birthday
Updated - Jan 11, 2016 10:12 am
January 11 is a special date for Indian cricket. It was the day when the country’s most dependable batting star Rahul Sharad Dravid was born. Symbolized as the ‘nice guy,’ he is a widely respected figure among fans, peers and opposition players.
Dravid always welcomed challenges and overcame them with sheer hard work. His batting was classy and orthodox. Perhaps, he can be counted as the last classical Test batsman India had. Bearing the burden of high expectation a cricket crazy nation is not an easy task but, he enjoyed that responsibility for 16 long years. He always strived for excellence. The ‘Wall of Indian Cricket’ was a gentle giant.
Even after retiring, Dravid expressed his desire to hone the young talents of the country and was appropriately entrusted with the responsibility of coaching India A and India U19 teams. He has always thrived to make his country proud. The more you talk about him, the less it is. But, one thing is for sure that there would never be another player who can stand by the nature of the ‘Gentleman’s game’ as perfectly as Rahul Dravid has done in his entire career.
Twitter was also buzzing and Rahul Dravid was trending as wishes poured in from teammates, fans and the governing bodies. From present to former cricketers, popular brands to politicians everyone made sure that they wish the much-loved cricketer on the special day.
Here are some of the best tweets as Twitter celebrated Rahul Dravid’s birthday:
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 11, 2016
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 11, 2016
Happy Birthday Rahul Bhai. You are an inspiration always. Thank you for so many immortal cricket memories. #Legend
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 11, 2016
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 11, 2016
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 11, 2016
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 11, 2016
I remember d advice u gave me in Melbourne dressing room.only a GOOD human can give such advice.Happybirthday RahuL Bhai#RahulDravid#legend
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 11, 2016
Happy Birthday Rahul Bhai. Wish you good health, fortune and happiness always. Rabb Raakha ?
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) January 11, 2016
Happy Birthday Rahul Bhai. Wish you good health, fortune and happiness always. ??
— karn sharma (@sharmakarn03) January 11, 2016
One of the finest batsman in cricketing history, Rahul Dravid celebrates his 43rd birthday! Happy Birthday Rahul! pic.twitter.com/6fuPVKmLaG
— Moto India (@Moto_IND) January 11, 2016
— ICC (@ICC) January 11, 2016
The Rock upon which India's batting stood, and flourished. Happy birthday, Rahul Dravid.
— Shirin Sadikot (@ShirinSadikot) January 11, 2016
A very Happy Birthday to Rahul Dravid. Wish you good health and may you continue to contribute to Indian cricket
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) January 11, 2016
In terms of tactical nous, I would place Rahul Dravid ahead of Ganguly & Dhoni as a captain! Won us a Test series in England & a Test in SA
— Navneet Mundhra (@navneet_mundhra) January 11, 2016
"If you can't get along with Dravid, you're struggling in life" ~ Brett Lee#HappyBirthdayDravid
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) January 11, 2016
Bae: Come over.
Dravid: Can't, I am batting.
Bae: No one's home.
Dravid: STFU I AM BATTING pic.twitter.com/oZVv6kR8d4
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) January 10, 2016
He is An Advertisement for Cricket
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) January 11, 2016