Bengaluru: Batting legend and former India captain Rahul Dravid turned 47 today (January 11). Cricket fans took to social media to wish Dravid a very happy birthday.

On the micro-blogging website Twitter, #HappyBirthdayRahulDravid was trending. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wished “The Wall” by posting a video of one of his knocks in the 50-over format.

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“Wishing The Wall - Rahul Dravid a very Happy Birthday. His exploits in Test cricket are well known but we thought we would relive one of his knocks in ODIs against New Zealand.  #HappyBirthdayRahulDravid,” the official Twitter handle of BCCI wrote on Saturday.

Dravid’s former teammate Virender Sehwag wrote, “From my understanding, I thought grinding only happens in the kitchen in the Mixer Grinder, but Dravid taught one can grind on the cricket pitch as well. We had it All when we had the Wall !#HappyBirthdayRahulDravid.”

Born on January 11, 1973, Dravid is one of the greats of the game. He scored over 10,000 runs in both Tests and ODIs. He also led India in both the formats. Currently, he is the director of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.

During his illustrious career, Dravid played in 164 Tests, 344 ODIs and one T20I. He had made his Test debut at Lord’s in 1996.

Asianet Newsable joins millions of cricket fans in wishing a very happy birthday to Dravid.