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Suryakumar Yadav Posts Cute Birthday Greeting As ‘Inspiration’ Rahul Dravid Turns 50 | Cricket Information

An icon of Indian cricket, Rahul Dravid turned 50 years previous on January 11, 2023 (Wednesday). On the event, India’s white-ball batting hero Suryakumar Yadav posted an cute greeting for the India head coach. Not too way back the duo had gotten collectively for an interview the place Dravid had expressed his admiration for Surya, and now, it is the latter who has expressed his emotions in direction of the legendary cricketer. Dravid had interviewed Suryakumar for BCCI when the latter had scored a match-winning century to take India house within the third and ultimate T20I in opposition to Sri Lanka.

“Blissful birthday Rahul sir! You’re an inspiration and a legend! Thanks for giving me the area and the liberty within the crew to go on the market and be myself on the bottom!” wrote Yadav on Twitter whereas sharing an image from the duo’s current interview.

When one thinks about Dravid’s biggest knocks, it’s laborious to go previous his 180-run innings in opposition to Australia on the Eden Gardens in 2001. This knock by the batter continues to be considered as one of many grittiest knocks within the longest format of the sport.

Australia was within the driver’s seat for almost all of the sport and the match was a must-win for India after dropping the primary Check. Australians had been in whole management on the Eden Gardens as they enforced the follow-on.

India was bowled out for 171 in response to Australia’s 445 within the first innings. The Indian openers had been dismissed within the second innings, and it was then that Dravid and VVS Laxman got here to the rescue. No person may have predicted that the 2 would go on to generate a “miracle” for the crew. Each batters went on to attain 376 runs in a row. Laxman and Dravid annihilated Australia’s bowling assault, which included Shane Warne and Glenn Mcgrath.

One other knock is his 270-run innings in opposition to Pakistan at Rawalpindi in 2004. The three-match collection was levelled at 1-1 and there was strain on the Indian aspect to register their first Check collection win in Pakistan.

Dravid, who served as stand-in skipper for the primary two Checks, was disadvantaged of the command when common skipper Sourav Ganguly returned.

Dravid had been out of kinds within the earlier two matches, however within the sport, the previous Indian captain blasted his detractors with a 200-plus knock. Virender Sehwag was despatched to the pavilion on the primary ball of the match, and from there onwards, ‘The Wall’ took the cost. His knock enabled India to win the sport and he went on to be adjudged because the Man of the Match.

Dravid’s 146-run efficiency in opposition to England on the Oval in 2011 is one among his most underappreciated efforts. India batters had a dismal collection, and the crew was 0-3 down heading into the final match.

As a result of common opener Gautam Gambhir was out with an harm, Dravid returned to the crease to open the batting. India continued to lose wickets at common intervals, however Dravid held his floor and went on to attain an unbroken 146. His innings didn’t save the sport for India, however he went on to change into the crew’s main run-scorer within the collection. Dravid additionally demonstrated outstanding crew spirit by taking over the duties of a wicket-keeper within the ODI format because the crew administration thought they may play an additional bowler if a well-set batsman additionally served because the wicket-keeper.

Dravid is the one participant to be concerned in two 300-plus ODI partnerships. He has performed 164 Checks, 344 ODIs, and one T20I for India. The batter lastly introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket in March 2012. He completed his profession with 48 worldwide centuries. Dravid took over the top coach’s function of Crew India in November 2021.

With ANI inputs

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