In a country where Cricket runs in our blood and cricketers are considered nothing less than God; Rahul Dravid is one such player who changed the era of Cricket. Former Indian cricketer and team captain Rahul Dravid turns 45 today. Get to know some interesting facts about your favorite Player
- Rahul Dravid played Hockey before Cricket
Rahul Dravid started off his sportsman journey as a hockey player and then made the shift to Cricket( Thank God, he did).
- Rahul’s pet name is “Jammy”
You might know him as “The Captain“ or “The Wall“, but his close ones call him “Jammy.” This is because his factor worked for Kissan and ironically, Dravid went on to endorse the same brand.
- Rahul’s son is a great cricket player too
Rahul tied the knot with Vijeta Pendharkar in the year 2003 and they have blessed with two sons. His elder son Sambit, smashed a whopping 150 runs in Karnataka State Cricket Association’s (KSCA) BTR Cup Under-14 tournament. Looks like, he is following his father’s footsteps.
- Dravid has been awarded with Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri
Dravid has led the team to victory a lot of times and not to mention his amazing work as a captain. To honor this very contribution, Dravid was felicitated with Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, India’s 3rd and 4th Highest Civilian award.
- Dravid is the only Indian to score centuries in four consecutive test match innings.
- Dravid rejected an honorary doctorate degree from Bangalore University
The Bangalore University wanted to give an honorary doctorate degree to Dravid but he rejected it, because he wanted to earn the degree rather than accepting it on a platter.
“The team of Newsera wishes Dravid a very Happy Birthday.”
There might be many strong walls around us but the greatest yet is the one and only, #RahulDravid. Happy birthday, Jammy! My best wishes for the U-19 World Cup. #HappyBirthdayDravid pic.twitter.com/RICNJXzIWM
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 11, 2018
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) January 10, 2018
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 11, 2018
Wall in Pic 1 may or may not shake or break.
But Wall in Pic 2 riding me is unshakable and unbreakable. Just sit back ,relax and have a safe ride. #HappyBirthdayDravid . Best wishes to the U-19 boys! pic.twitter.com/fP07xmQIMc
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 11, 2018
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 11, 2018