5 Facts About The Great Wall Of India: Rahul Dravid

“You don’t play for revenge…You play for respect and pride”

Rahul Dravid is one of the greatest batsmen in Indian Cricket. His uncanny ability to remain unfazed under pressure rightfully earned him the nickname of the Great Wall of India. With tons of records under his name, the phenomenal cricketer has made every Indian Proud.

As Rahul Dravid celebrates his birthday, here are 5 facts about the Wall that prove his legacy is beyond the cricket field.

Rahul Dravid, A Humble Human Being

Known as the most humble cricketer of India, Rahul Dravid never fails to make the day special for his fans and loved ones. Even when he was busy with his cricket practices he made sure he picked up his children from school. He was also spotted patiently standing in line with his children at a science fair which grabbed a lot of attention from netizens. Also, taking out some time for his fans he interacts with them and also likes being clicked with them.

Standing Up For A Cause

Even though Rahul Dravid is not active on Social media, he makes sure to actively work for the betterment of society. He has joined hands with the Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness, UNICEF and AIDS Awareness Campaign proving that he is fond of helping everyone around him on and off the field.

The Jammy Tournament

Do you know Rahul Dravid’s nickname is ‘Jammy’? Adding up to your surprise is the fact that there is a tournament named after him. Considering the amount of love he gets from his fans, there is a local tournament that is held in Bangalore called the ‘Jammy Cup’. The players who play exceptionally well in the match are called ‘Jammy of the day’.

The Secret Of Number 19

Let’s admit we all tend to forget birthday dates. But, Rahul Dravid found the most clever way of remembering them! When asked about his jersey number ‘19’ he innocently replied that 19th November is his wife Vijeta Pendharkar’s birthday and is possibly the best way for him to honour her and remember her birthday.

A True Gentleman

Rahul Dravid is a true gentleman at heart and there are hundreds of stories supporting it. One such act of kindness by him was seen after India lost a match to Bangladesh in the 2007 World Cup. Accepting the defeat, Dravid gifted two of his bats to Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim who played really well in the match.