Former Indian Captain and legend, Rahul Dravid celebrated his 48th birthday on 11th January 2021. The legendary batsman is famously called ‘The Wall’ of the Indian cricket team due to his strong resistance in batting. He has turned around so many matches for India and put his team on the winning side.
Let’s celebrate Dravid’s birthday with some of his famous knocks!
The stadium was Eden Garden in Kolkata, the year 2001, and the opponent was Australia. No one can forget his knock of 180 and his partnership with V.V.S Lakshman which clinched the match from dangerous Australians who were in control of the game and forced the Indian team to play the follow-on but these two legends surpassed the expectations of Aussies.
Here’s how BCCI wished ‘the wall’,
Let’s move to another great knock on the wall who has so much in his bucket. Yep, so we are talking about the knock of 270 runs against the arch-rivals Pakistan in 2004 at
Rawalpindi. The series was at an equilibrium stage with 1-1.
India was yet to win its single test series in Pakistan. Dravid was out of form in the last matches but he took on the determinant Pakistani bowlers and rattled out 200 which helped India to win its first-ever test series in Pakistan.
ICC never forgets to wish cricket legends,
Now, let’s move to another. There are many but we have some incredible knocks for you. The innings of 146 against England at the Oval in 2011 are often under-rated by Rahul Dravid. We should not forget that the Indian side was already 3 down in the series and it was the last match at the Oval to maintain self-respect.
Though his knock wasn’t able to save the match for India he was an adjusted man of the series as he was leading scores in that series. Besides these knocks, the stats themselves praise the legendary batsman. Rahul Dravid is the only batsman who has been a part of two 300 plus partnership in the ODI format. ‘The
Wall’ played 164 test matches in his career with 344 ODIs and a single T-20i.
He ended his career in 2012 with 48 internationals centuries across the format which helped him in making 24,208 runs.
That was a golden era for Indian Cricket when Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and VVS Lakshman were part of the playing XI. Dravid is often under-rated but the stats say it all.
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