Rahul Dravid, former India captain, turned 47 on Saturday with wishes pouring in from across the world for the legendary batsman. Rajasthan Royals, a team that Dravid represented in the Indian Premier League (IPL) from 2011-13 and later mentored, came up with a special Bollywood-style birthday wish for him.
Since the former cricketer is nicknamed as ‘The Wall’ for his unbreachable defense, the franchise referred to Amitabh Bachchan’s movie ‘Deewar’ to celebrate Dravid’s “blockbuster performances.”
Take a look at the poster here:
2️⃣0️⃣ years of pure blockbuster performances!
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) January 10, 2020
The unique birthday wish, with the caption “20 years of pure blockbuster performances” described his illustrious career and took inspiration from the Bollywood film’s poster. The ‘poster especially made for Dravid also had quotes from his fellow cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and Indian cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle.
Dravid has played 164 Tests for India and 344 ODIs while scoring over 10,000 runs in both the formats in a glittering career of over 16 years. Having donned multiple caps throughout a respected career, where he played batsman and skipper, he has now taken up the role as coach and looks after the upcoming talents in India’s U-19 segment. He is also the chief of the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
Many, who came across Rajasthan Royal’s birthday wish appreciated the team’s creativity and also wished Dravid.
Take a look at some of the reaction here:
ThankYou for this. I am emotional seeing this. He was my Childhood Hero. ThankYou Again.
— Akshat Abhishek (@akshatabhishek0) January 11, 2020
The wolf who lived for the pack.😍😍😍
— Damon Salvatore (@Damon3317) January 11, 2020
Wishing a very very very happy birthday to a true gentleman, a marvelous player and a marvelous coach… The wall ” Rahul Sharad Dravid”… 💐💐💐💐 Lots n lots of wishes.
— Pawnesh (@sonipawnesh) January 11, 2020
— Jash (@Jash07859967) January 11, 2020
— MEGHA ✨ (@iMegha05) January 10, 2020
Happy birthday most dependable batsman nd wall of the cricket..Dravid
— moseswilly (@WriterMoses) January 10, 2020
90’s kids will always play defensive shot on 1st ball
— AKHIL BARDE 🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@Akhil01Barde) January 10, 2020
Happy birthday real cricket god
— Raja Sain Shaab (@sain_shaab) January 10, 2020
For all that he has been for us, GOAT indeed! ♥️
— Megha Sinha (@MeghaSinha006) January 10, 2020
Always my role model pic.twitter.com/HJqv81I600
— Dayal Singh (@DayalSi25978283) January 11, 2020
— Bhavesh Suthar ❁ (@Bs3Suthar) January 10, 2020
Been observing since auctions! Your graphics, edits and creativity are marvellous, innovative, outstanding. #ArtLove♡
— Rosco (@Crickie408_) January 10, 2020