Twitter user uses Rahul Dravid as a reference to spread awareness about Coronavirus

Twitter user uses Rahul Dravid as a reference to spread awareness about Coronavirus

During his illustrious career, Dravid notched up over 24,000 international runs, second-most by an Indian.

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Rahul Dravid is without a doubt one of the best batsmen to have ever played the game. Since his debut in 1996 until the last Test in 2012, Dravid played a huge role in carrying the Indian side forward. Having served as India’s premier batsman of one time, the southpaw is now the director of Cricket operations at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

Amidst the outbreak of COVID-19, a Twitter user came up with a series of posts related to the former Indian captain. The series of pictures wanted to indicate how lessons from Dravid’s life can be used to fight from Coronavirus.

Twitter user takes Indian fans down the memory lane

One of the images referred to the veteran’s famous innings in the 2011 Oval Test against England. Opening the innings, the batsman from Karnataka, carried his bat scoring 146 runs. The caption read– “Tough times don’t last, tough men do”. One of the images was of VVS Laxman and Dravid walking back to the pavilion after batting the entire day during the famous Kolkata Test against Australia in 2001.

Another picture had Dravid keeping for the Indian side. The caption read,”Be ready to work from a different place when needed”. It is a clear reference to the batsman decided to take charge as the wicket-keeper for the Indian team when his captain asked him to.

The 47-year-old had an excellent habit of leaving the balls outside off-stump. This was one of the reasons why he found success in Test cricket. A photo of him leaving a ball was also uploaded with a caption, “The best way to avoid danger is to keep a distance.”

Though, one of the pictures might create some controversy. In the 2004 Multan Test against Pakistan, stand-in captain Rahul declared the innings with Sachin Tendulkar left stranded at 194 runs. The incident had sterned a lot of controversy at the time. The caption read,” Call back your team members from offsite when you think the time is right, without worrying about someone’s personal milestones.”

In one of the pictures with Prithvi Shaw, the Wall as he is known as, can seen standing with the U19 World Cup. The caption read, “When you have mastered the art, teach others”. Dravid was the head coach of Shaw’s team which lifted the prizes cup in 2018.

One post also pointed out how good a fielder the Karnataka player was.

 

With that being said, it was a nice tribute to the Indian legend, who had served for the national team for almost 16 years. During his illustrious career, Dravid notched up over 24,000 international runs, second-most by an Indian.