'The Wall' Of The Indian Cricket Celebrates Birthday
By Vamsi Krishna N : 12-Jan-2017
Rahul Dravid, who is most famously called as ‘The Wall, today celebrates his 44th birthday. On this day, we are supposed to be remembering his relentless performance and passion towards cricket that inspired many youths, not only across India, but also in the abroad.
Rahul Dravid has gained his prominence as one of the best test cricket batsmen in the Indian cricket, and is one of the greatest batsmen of all time, and is among the Fab Five that include Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, V V S Laxman and Virender Sehwag, in the Indian cricket history books.
Throughout India, ask anyone, and we will get the same answer as determined, tempered and resilient in his batting. H
is quiet personality is the opposite of him being perceived by the opposing bowlers as the nightmare and could not be relieved that soon from the pitch.
He gained his fame as ‘The Wall’ by contributing his determined batting attitude to the team, and also as ‘Mr Dependable’ by through relentless efforts in being major and high scorer for and among the team, and posing a huge challenge for the opposing team.
His test cricket contributions for the Indian cricket team are: in a total of 164 test matches, he has played 284 innings and contributed 13265 runs in total with 36 centuries and 63 half centuries, with an average of 52.63.
Rahul Dravid who made his test debut in the year 1996 at Lord’s and scored a high score of 95 for the team, contributed his relentless and consistent performance to the Indian cricket throughout his career and managed to become a permanent member in the Indian Test squad.
He is able to break the three figure mark in his scorings in just 15 innings, with a score of 148 in the match against South Africa in the year 1997.