Former Indian skipper and one of the greatest batsmen at the no.3 spot, Rahul Dravid is known for his calm and composed nature on and off the field. He has played many unforgettable knocks over his career of 16 years.
If we have to pinpoint at one man in Indian cricket who was humble throughout his career, handled fame the best and was grounded when at the peak, is termed a legend and it is for sure former Indian skipper and ‘The Wall’ Rahul Dravid.
People have immense respect for him for his calm and composed nature both on and off the field. He is a huge name in India but has no tantrums of a celebrity. Despite having celebrity status, he is still just another commoner outside the cricketing circles.
When you get an opportunity to meet him, it would be anybody’s pleasure to spend a quality time with him, isn’t it? Pakistan cricketer Mohammed Hafeez on Friday bumped into former India captain Rahul Dravid on a flight to New Zealand.
Hafeez got a selfie with the legendary Indian batsmen and posted it on Twitter. This showed how much respect the Indian commands not just from the current and former cricketers but also from his fans across the border.
Hafeez, who was traveling with the Pakistan team for a limited-overs series against the Kiwis, clicked a selfie with Dravid and posted it on Twitter, and the response it received was heartwarming. Dravid is also traveling to New Zealand as coach of India’s under-19 squad for the ICC U-19 World Cup.
“Met with a man called THE WALL in cricket RAHUL Bhai @Im_Dravid he is a great human being always there to talk about cricket & helping u out, honored to play with him in the Feild & always a pleasure to meet U, stay blessed,” Hafeez tweeted.
Met with a man called THE WALL in cricket RAHUL bhai @Im_Dravid he is a great human being always there to talk about cricket & helping u out , honoured to play with him in the Feild & always pleasure to meet U , stay blessed pic.twitter.com/vCyDwM34YY
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) December 28, 2017
Dravid, widely regarded as one of the finest to have played the game, received plenty of love from cricket fans across the border. Apart from boasting of a prolific batting record, Dravid also earned the respect of not just his peers but also fans across the world.
Some of the replies to Hafeez’s tweet were proof of the goodwill Dravid enjoys in the cricket community.
Ye as a Pakistani he was my favorite Indian batmens his wicket was more important then any other player such a soild player he was
— Y A S I R (@Yasirhere) December 29, 2017
Hafeez bhai take some batting tips from him
— Aqib Mansoor (@AqibMansoor5) December 29, 2017
Rahul is a true gentleman of cricket. Great character
— Faheem Tareen (@jeans19) December 29, 2017
One of the greatest batsman cricket ever have
— Farrukh Shameer (@shooby367) December 29, 2017
Such a fabulous player and a great human being…. @AzharAli_ should learn something from him.
— khan sb (@kaab001) December 29, 2017
Dravid is a great cricketer but also a great person. Humble man
— Rasheed shakoor (@rasheedshakoor) December 29, 2017
One is Professor quite a nice person from Sargodha Punjab….
And another the most kind and greatest Gentleman from Bangalore Respect for both of you …..Really biggest fan of yours…
— Asif Ahmad (@Engr_asifmir) December 29, 2017
What a player he was. Miss the legend.
— Atif Subhani (@AtifSubhani) December 29, 2017
Absolute legend of the game, not many bowlers could get through his impeccable defence.
— Mo Hussain (@Mohamme33006405) December 29, 2017
Dravid’s next aim is to see a few of the World Cup-bound colts included in the ‘A’ team within the next six to eight months.
“The World Cup is an exciting challenge and provides a good opportunity for all these guys. There is a process now in place in Indian cricket – U-19 cricket to first-class cricket and then to India A and then the India national team, when the opportunity arrives,” Dravid said at the press conference before the departure of India’s U-19 team to New Zealand.