Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid

 SMTV Desk 2019-01-11 18:56:20  Rahul Dravid, Sehwag,
Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid

Mumbai, January 11: We all knew that Indian batting stalwart Rahul Dravid, also known as "The Wall" of Indian cricket, is celebrating his 46th birthday today.

From this aspect the many wishes pouring in for the man who, it is universally agreed, is a gentleman both on and off the field, the sweetest comes from Virender Sehwag.

In a tweet posted this morning, Sehwag wished his former teammate in his trademark witty style - and his sweet birthday wish is a sure-shot crowd-pleasing sixer.

"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)" wrote Sehwag.

Look at the top 5 records held by Rahul Dravid:

1)Most no. of catches by a player in the history of test cricket

Rahul Dravid was considered as the best slip fielder of his time as the veteran managed to grab 210 catches in his 164 Test match career.

2) Dravid became the first ever batsman in Test cricket with 10000 runs at No.3

Former Indian captain is the first international cricketer to have scored more than 10,000 runs batting at no. 3 position - 10,524 runs from 219 innings at an avg. of 52.88 with 28 hundred and 50 fifties and a highest score of 270.

3) First cricketer to score centuries in all 10 Test playing nations

Legendary Dravid is the first batsman to have scored centuries in all 10 Test cricket playing nations. England, West Indies, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India were the 10 Test playing nations during his career.

4) The Wall has two 300-plus partnerships in ODI cricket

The only batsman to have been involved in two ODI partnerships exceeding 300 runs. Dravid was also the first batsman to be involved in a 300 run partnership in a Cricket World Cup along with Sourav Ganguly in the 1999 World Cup match against Sri Lanka at Taunton.

5. The record for most time spent at the crease by a Test batsman

Rahul Dravid holds the record for most time spent at the crease by a Test batsman, recording 735 hours and 52 minutes (44,152 minutes) on the pitch.