Rahul Dravid, often known as the “Wall of Team India” has won hearts all through his career and he is one of the most loved and respected former Indian cricketers. You would feel bad for him for he was an unsung hero of the team whose talent was always over shadowed by Sachin’s humungous aura.
But credit was the last thing Rahul Dravid would have ever cared about. He was always a team player and if cricket is a gentleman’s game then he has been one of the finest gentlemen that have served the game. ‘Jammy’ has one way more respect than runs under his belt and a glorious cricketing career. If Sachin was the Superman of the Indian Team then surely Rahul Dravid was the guy who was a hero who never cared about his heroism being sung. One cannot just have hated Dravid for anything he does!
Here is what cricketers from around the world have said about Rahul Dravid. RAHUL DRAVID IS ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED AND ADORED CRICKTERS TO HAVE EVER EXISTED.
“If you do not get along with Rahul Dravid then you are struggling in life”
– BRETT LEE
The Aussie speedster has had enormous respect for Jammy and he has never shied away from endorsing it. This is what Brett Lee once said about Dravid.
“Rahul Dravid is player who would walk on broken glass if his team asks him to”
-Navjot Singh Sidhu
The cricketer turned commentator and then further a politician has always held Rahul Dravid as being the most selfless player when it comes to being a team man. Sidhu has always appreciated Rahul Dravid for being insanely selfless when it comes to his team.
“If you asked Rahul Dravid to walk on glass for his team, his only question would be- “How Many Miles?” That shows how great a man he is”
– Harsha Bhogle
The dynamic commentator too is a big fan of Rahul Dravid’s professionalism when it comes to being a team player. If Sachin was for records then Rahul Dravid was always the one who only bothered about his team.
“Team in trouble? Whom do you turn to? Rahul Dravid”
Even one of the best former Aussie cricketers, Ian Chappel could not hold himself back from appreciating Dravid’s commitment to his team and the fact that he has been the best man to turn to in trouble as long as he was in the team.
“Dravid’s remarkable career is proof that nice guys don’t finish last”
Another Aussie stalwart in who has been in the awe of Rahul Dravid. Rahul Dravid’s career besides being high on records has also been high on goodwill and modesty. He was always a nice guy to everyone and his niceness has never gone unnoticed and this is the reason why he is so adored.