Happy birthday Rahul Dravid: The Wall standing tall since 1973

Rahul Dravid

A ferocious Brett Lee comes into the attack with a short leg in place at Gabba’s bouncy deck. What transcends is a rock solid defence by Rahul Dravid in an effort to escalate the 155 Kph snorters to slushy looseners.

Gone are those days when we get to witness the incredible display of composure by the maestro, especially in the longest format. Dravid was one of India’s backbones in their winning campaign overseas during the 2000s under Sourav Ganguly.

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While a lot has been said about the living legend who turns 45 today, we take a look at some of the best quotes that define his awe-inspiring stature:

True! Even after retiring, he has been a perfect mentor

McGrath describes Dravid’s strength perfectly

Remember the Kolkata Test? Yes, Dravid was overshadowed by the Laxman Show!

If there’s anyone who has given the bowlers a run for money, it is Dravid

The great Alan Border is out of words here to describe the legend

Even the fastest of all couldn’t decimate him

Brett Lee is all praises for Dravid here

Seam and bounce never rattled the Wall, a rescuer rather!

His ability to nurture his aggression

Elegance all the way!

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