Sunday 11 January 2015

Happy Birthday Cricket !

Many players Came and went back and all of you are fans of them like Sachin, Ganguly, Laxman and some others but it is privilege to be a fan of Rahul Dravid.  His Fans, Friends, Cricket opponents calls him The Wall and why do they not say so afterall by his consistency, class and commitment, he has proved that he is the best for this title. He is the GENTLEMAN of Cricket. Isn't it great to be a fan of Dravid Sir ?

He is sharing his birthday today and a little tribute to this great LEGEND from my side.

Some unforgettable achievements:
2012: Don Bradman Award with Glen McGrath
2011: NDTV Indian of the Year's Lifetime Achievement Award with Dev Anand
2004: ICC Test Player of The Year, ICC Cricketer of The Year
2004: MTV Youth Icon of the Year.

here is some very precious quotes on him :

There was and is only one Rahul Dravid. There can be no other. I have shared the best moments with him. For someone who has played 164 matches and over 13000 runs, no tribute can be enough. - Sachin Tendulkar

Wall for team but a shoulder for team mates. Impregnable for opposition, motivation fr us. That's Rahul bhai. Got my ODI & Test cap frm him - Suresh Raina

Rahul Dravid retires.. The worlds most respected cricketer over the last 20 yrs.. LEGEND- Michael Vaughan

Rahul Dravid-LEGEND!! Plain & simple.. congrats on an incredible career!! India WILL miss- Kevin Pietersen

THE WALL of indian cricket a role model for me. A true gentleman and great motivator. We will miss you on the field Rahul bhai- Ajinkya Rahane

Congrats on a Fantastic, Superb International Career! The Great Legend Rahul Dravid !!The wall will be miss!! - Chris Gayle

Rahul Dravid loses one of its finest batsmen, sport, one of its finest gentlemen. - Jeffrey Archer

Congrats to Rahul Dravid on an amazing career! You will be missed. Fantastic person and Cricketer! India's wall. - AB de Villiers

Rahul Dravid one of the games treasures a man that stood tall as a player & character. Many congratulations on a Stella career. - Tom Moody

Congratulations Rahul Dravid. Champion on and off the field, showed us all that sky is the limit with hard work, patience and discipline- Mahesh Bhupathi

Rahul Dravid is one of the all time greats of the game. One of the top 5 batters I played against. Lara Sachin Ponting Kallis the other 4. - Alec Stewart

Jam it was a pleasure & privilege to have playd with u and ur presence in the dressing room alwys added to our confidence. Will miss u lots. - Virender Sehwag

Dravid, A purist, in this mad world of limited overs cricket with limited edition heroes, whose kind may not be seen again on the field! - Rameez Raja

Rahul Dravid- What a true legend of the game! Think all bowlers around the world will be relieved!! - Luke Wright

An honour to play against a legend like Rahul Dravid, another one of the Greats retires from cricket. Great man & v humble. Good 2know him - Azhar Mahmood

 Try to take (Dravid) wicket in first 15 minutes. If u cant then only try to take the remaining wickets- Steve waugh
 Sledging Rahul Dravid was one of the biggest mistakes of my life.- Michael Slater

- Dravid is one of the Int cricketers who average more away than home.
Home avg. is 51.35,
Away avg. is 53.03.
- only cricketer who hasn't duck in consecutive 120 odi.
- 406 catches he taken in his international career .

His bat was speak more than himself, that is the speciality in him. He only smile when someone sledge him.  Here is wishing the one and only Dravid sir a very happy birthday.

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