Lucknow: One of the iconic Indian cricketers to represent the nation on the international platform Rahul Dravid celebrated his 43rd birthday on Wednesday.
‘Mr Dependable’ or ‘The wall’ are few of the nicknames which he earned during his cricket career. He always used to stay away from limelight and never tried to gain the focus for the public attention.
One of the finest batsmen who is always known for his stupendous performance, at present, has been appointed as the coach of Junior Indian Team.
The cricketer has proved himself as ‘king’ of the Gentlemen.
- The cricketer with the polite look has scored 13288 runs in 164 test matches with a batting average of 52.31.
- He achieved 10889 runs including 12 centuries and 83 fifties in 344 One Day International matches with an average of 39.16.
- He scored 1,577 runs in 15 overseas Tests which India won in his career, at an average of 65.70.
- He won eight of his 11 man-of-the-match awards in overseas matches.
- Dravid has won four man-of-the-series awards outside India.
Newstrack.com brings you the statements of the cricket legends praising Rahul Dravid: