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Cricket fraternity pour in wishes for Team India coach Rahul Dravid as 'The Wall' turns 51

The cricket world marked the 51st birthday of Rahul Dravid, the revered 'Wall of Indian Cricket' and current head coach of the Indian cricket team. Dravid received an outpouring of birthday wishes from fans, players, and cricket legends.

Cricket fraternity pour in wishes for Team India coach Rahul Dravid as 'The Wall' turns 51 osf
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First Published Jan 11, 2024, 2:10 PM IST

Celebrations ensued across the cricketing world on January 11, 2024, as wishes poured in for Rahul Dravid, the stalwart of Indian cricket, on his 51st birthday. Fondly referred to as the 'Wall of Indian Cricket,' Dravid has etched an enduring legacy, leaving an indelible mark both as a player and, in his current role, as the head coach of the Indian cricket team.

Throughout his illustrious career spanning 509 matches, Dravid amassed a staggering 24,208 runs across formats, earning him a well-deserved place in the prestigious ICC Hall of Fame. Beyond his on-field exploits, Dravid seamlessly transitioned into coaching, demonstrating a commitment to nurturing young talents, particularly with India's U-19 team.

As the present head coach, Dravid continues to significantly contribute to the development of the next generation of cricketers, symbolizing dedication and inspiration for aspiring players nationwide.

On Dravid's 51st birthday, the cricketing fraternity united to extend warm wishes to the revered icon. Messages from fans, players, and cricketing legends flooded social media platforms, expressing gratitude for Dravid's immense contributions to the sport.

Prominent figures like Harbhajan Singh and Dinesh Karthik conveyed their wishes on various platforms, reflecting the widespread admiration and respect Dravid commands within the cricketing community. A particularly special tribute came from Sachin Tendulkar, Dravid's longtime teammate and friend. The master blaster, known for his cricketing camaraderie with Dravid, took to Twitter to extend warm wishes to the 'Wall of Indian Cricket.' Tendulkar's heartfelt tribute resonated deeply with fans, highlighting the enduring bond shared by these cricketing giants.

Here are some of the Tweets: 

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