Happy Birthday to Rahul Dravid, ‘The Wall’ of Indian cricket. A legendary cricketer, but even a more legendary human.
If there’s one cricketer in the world that nobody hates, I’m pretty sure it’s Rahul Dravid. He is respected by everyone around the world. Not because of his successful cricket career, but because of the kind of person he is. Indian Cricket wouldn’t be the way it is now if it weren’t for ‘The Wall’, Rahul Dravid.
Here are some tweets and quotes about Rahul Dravid by cricketers around the world that prove he’s a legend.
“Knew the man behind the bat. Not often do you find a person as exceptional as his achievements.”
– Sanjay Manjrekar
“He’s probably the nicest guy – no, he is the nicest guy – that I’ve met in cricket. He’s a phenomenal man. He loves the game with so much passion, it’s in his blood and in his heart.”
– Shane Watson
Navjot Singh Sidhu
“Some succeed because they are destined to, but Rahul Dravid succeeded because he was DETERMINED to.”
– Navjot Singh Sidhu
“Rahul Dravid being known as ‘The Wall’ is pretty spot on. ‘The Fortress’ could also describe him. Because once Rahul was set, you need a bowling equivalent of a dozen cannon blasting all at once to blast him down.”
– Shane Warne
“Rahul is the kind of person who young cricketers can look up to; not only because of his success, but also because the way he conducts himself.”
– Steve Waugh
“Dravid Could play attacking cricket like me but i could never play like him”
– Chris Gayle
“The wolf who lived for the pack.”
– Harsha Bhogle
“Even though Sachin is great, I have always found Rahul more solid and hard to get out. He has a solid defense and plays less shots than others. When a batsman plays less shots then it is tough to get him as he makes less mistakes.”
– Shoaib Akhtar
“If Tendulkar’s life is about enthusiasm, Dravid’s is about determination. If Tendulkar is the child splashing colour about with glee, Dravid is the scientist in a relentless search for progress. He might seem weighed down but that is his style and it is a style that has served him and his team handsomely for almost 15 years. Tendulkar might have been a Formula One driver or a striker in a goalmouth, Dravid would have been an Olympic shooter.”
– Harsha Bhogle
“If you can’t get along with Dravid, you’re struggling in life”
– Brett Lee
“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.”
– Mohammad Hafeez
“If I have to put anyone to bat for my life, it’ll be Kallis or Dravid”
– Brian Lara
“If there was one Indian player who could get a direct entry into the famous Australian team of the late 90s, it would be Rahul Dravid.”
– Glenn McGrath
But the best quote about Rahul Dravid comes from his wife, Vijeta Pendharkar.
“If I packed only two sets of informal clothes, he would rotate them through an entire tour if he had to and not think about it. He doesn’t care for gadgets, and barely registers brands – of watches, cologne or cars. But if the weight of his bat was off by a gram, he would notice it in an instant and get the problem fixed”
– Vijeta Pendharkar