Rahul Dravid, the batting legend of Indian cricket team was officially inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame a few minutes before the fifth and the final ODI against Windies started yesterday.
The batting legend has scored 13,288 runs in 164 Tests with 36 centuries and 10,889 runs in 344 ODIs, including 12 centuries. Apart from being the legendary batsmen, Rahul Dravid was also one of the best slip fielders the game has seen and finished his Test career in 2012 with 210 catches, which is still a world record.
Rahul Dravid has become the fifth Indian cricketer to get inducted in the ICC Hall Of Fame following the Anil Kumble, Bishan Singh Bedi, Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev.
Fondly called as ‘The Wall’ by his fans and followers, Rahul Dravid is loved by millions for what he is as a person off-field as well. His simplicity, his down-to-earth attitude and his humble personality has always made him rule the hearts of his followers. He is currently the head coach of U-19 and India A teams.
Here, have a look at the video of the small ceremony, where Rahul Dravid receiving the framed cap by Sunil Gavaskar :
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 2018
The twitter was flooded with congratulatory tweets for the legend. From cricketers to top celebrities everyone took to twitter and hailed the legend for his achievements in the world of cricket. Here, have a look at how cricketers and celebrities congratulated the legendary cricketer :
Fifth Indian to be inducted into ICC #HallOfFame, what a proud moment for the country! Congratulations Rahul Bhai. May you keep climbing the ladder of success! #RahulDravid #ICC @ICC https://t.co/MAMqRvZ82D
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) November 1, 2018
From one batting legend to another. Wow. Many, many congratulations to #RahulDravid It was a foregone conclusion but that doesn’t make the honour any the less wonderful. You are an inspiration to all, Rahul. Thank you. #ICCHallofFame #SunilGavaskar pic.twitter.com/9GLrwLHV0f
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) November 1, 2018
ICC is lucky to have been inducted in the Rahul Dravid Hall of fame ! #RahulDravid
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) November 1, 2018
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) November 1, 2018
It is a matter of great joy that Indore's pride & former captain of the Indian Cricket Team, #RahulDravid has been inducted into @ICC's prestigious #HallOfFame. Heartiest congratulations to the ace cricketer who, over the years, has become an epitome of perfection & perseverance.
— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) November 1, 2018
— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) November 1, 2018
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) November 1, 2018
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) November 1, 2018
— Shreyas Talpade (@shreyastalpade1) November 1, 2018
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 1, 2018
You are a true gentleman of the game! Congratulations Rahul Dravid sir on being inducted into the @ICC Hall of Fame and joining the many other legends there!! You'll fit in! 🇮🇳😄 https://t.co/BThuCzapwr
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) November 1, 2018
From watching you play on television to learning from you in person – you are a LEGEND of the game! Congratulations Rahul Dravid Sir on being inducted into @ICC's hall of fame 👏🙌 pic.twitter.com/VvoomPIMBr
— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) November 1, 2018
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