Rahul Dravid, ‘Mr Dependable’ of Indian cricket, celebrates his 46th birthday Friday. The batting stalwart, who has donned many hats from skipper to coach, is one of the most respected and reputed cricketers around the globe. Naturally, wishes for him started flooded social media from fans and fellow teammates. But it was Virendra Sehwag’s quirky birthday wish that stole the show on Twitter… like always.
In a superb wordplay on Dravid’s pet name ‘The Wall’, which was coined to describe his steady batting technique full of grit and determination, Sehwag wished his former teammate in true Viru style. “Deewaron ke bhi kaan hote hain, is deewar ka bahut saaf mann aur hriday bhi hai! (#TheWall too has ears, this one has a pure mind and a heart as well)”, he tweeted.
Accompanying the tweet with a photo of the two, Sehwag added, “A joy to have played with him and made so many wonderful memories together #HappyBirthdayRahulDravid!”
Deewaron ke bhi kaan hote hain , is deewar ka bahut saaf Mann aur hriday bhi hai!( #TheWall too has ears, this one has a pure mind and a heart as well)
A joy to have played with him and made so many wonderful memories together #HappyBirthdayRahulDravid ! pic.twitter.com/eukPvSx0II
The tweet resonated with others on the microblogging site and garnered over 12,000 likes in a span of just one hour.
— Mahi (@mahikm4u) January 11, 2019
Very nice way to put Dravid in one sentence…. 👍
— Dinesh E Nevrekar (@nevrekardinesh) January 11, 2019
— Rajat Arora (@rajat_aror) January 11, 2019
Happy Birthday Ambuja Cement se bani Deewaar…..
— Jayant Chaudhary (@jayantpk99) January 11, 2019
— છેલ છબીલો (@yash22_2) January 11, 2019
Beat that for the tweet. Happy bday Mr. Dependable. https://t.co/wj1wHrJTB8
— Shardul Palkar (@PalkarShardul) January 11, 2019
Still remember your 410 runs partnership.
Missing those days#HappyBirthdayDravid
— Raghunandan A. (@iamraghu12) January 11, 2019
— Hitesh chauhan (@hi2uu) January 11, 2019
— Bhupendra Dwivedi (@Digitalbhupii) January 11, 2019
— p@y@l💗 (@Payalk311) January 11, 2019
Rahul Dravid understood his limitations, maximised his potential n sweated his way 2 success… N he did it being a mild mannered, modest gentleman…. For this he evokes respect and serves as a role-model, especially in young nspiring athletes https://t.co/F7jY38z8Hz
— Prince kumar singh (@Princek15419360) January 11, 2019
Such a sweet wish!!
— Chandan (@Chandan3) January 11, 2019