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India’s former “Mr Dependable” Rahul Dravid turns 44, wishes pour in

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Former captain Rahul Dravid popularly known as ‘The Wall’ on Wednesday turned 44 and good wishes poured in for the player on the social media.

Dravid’s name was among the trending topics on Twitter with celebrities and fans offering good wishes to the batsman

“Happy Birthday Rahul Bhai. Thank you for your encouragement & for being a great role model for all the budding cricketers out there,” wrote current Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) also lauded his contribution to cricket in its birthday wishes. “He was one of cricket’s greatest batsmen, with 24,208 international runs, the 6th highest of all time. Happy 44th Birthday to Rahul Dravid!” the world body said on its official twitter page.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel was also among those who wished Dravid.

“True gentleman & GREAT WALL of #Indian #cricket Wishing #RahulDravid a very Happy Birthday. DID YOU KNOW once he took 2 wickets in 2 balls!” he tweeted.

Happy Birthday #RahulDravid,” Sehwag tweeted.

Former BCCI President Anurag Thakur, who had to step down following the Supreme Court order on Lodha Committee recommendations, was not to be left behind either.

“Happy Birthday #RahulDravid ! A legend who’s transformed the U-19 team & one of the finest cricketers the world hs ever seen!” he said.

He was part of the legendary ‘Fab-Five’ in Indian cricket, also comprising Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, and Sourav Ganguly.

He is currently coach of both the India A and Under-19 teams.