'We had it all when we had the wall' - Virender Sehwag shares special birthday message for Rahul Dravid

‘We had it all when we had the wall’ – Virender Sehwag shares special birthday message for Rahul Dravid

Sehwag also shared four lesser-seen pictures of him and Dravid on his official Twitter handle.

Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid
Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid of India. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid is celebrating his 47th birthday and as one can expect, the cricket fraternity has poured in with birthday wishes and messages for “The Wall“. The man under whom India won their last ever Test series in England, remains an ever-lovable character even after almost eight years of his retirement.

Among the many wishes that came Dravid’s way, the message sent by his former national teammate Virender Sehwag looks a tad bit special. Sehwag shared four lesser-seen pictures of him and Dravid on his official Twitter handle.

The former Indian opener wrote, “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.”

Rahul Dravid hung his boots in 2012

Dravid has been one of the most decorated Indian batsmen to have ever played the game. Other than Sachin Tendulkar, he is the only Indian cricketer to have scored more than 10,000 runs in both Test and One-Day International (ODI) cricket. At an average of 52.31, Dravid remains India’s highest Test scorer with 13,288 runs. The classic right-hander scored 10,889 runs in ODI cricket with an average of 39.16.

After hanging his international boots on March 2012, Dravid had continued playing domestic Twenty-20 cricket till 2013. He led Rajasthan Royals to final of the Champions League T20 in his last ever competition in the shortest format.

Following his complete retirement, Dravid was made the Head Coach of India A and India Under-19 Team in 2016. In his first-ever U-19 World Cup as the coach, the Indian colts had made it to the final of the tournament before losing to the West Indies. In the 2018 edition, the junior team emerged victorious under the guidance of Dravid. The 4-year-left the coaching job in 2019 and is now the chief of BCCI’s National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.