Rahul Dravid 47th Birthday: Ajinkya Rahane Posts Heartwarming Wish for His Role Model, Calls ‘The Wall’ His Guiding Light
Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Dravid (Photo Credits: Twitter)

It’s Rahul Dravid’s 47th birthday and wishes are pouring in for the legendary cricketer from all around the world. However, one greeting which will certainly melt the Wall’s heart will be of Ajinkya Rahane. The current Indian Test vice-captain took to Twitter and showcased his love and respect for him ideal-cum-mentor. Rahane called the former cricketer as his inspiration and role model who always was a guiding light for him. The two batsmen have played a lot of cricket together and seem to share a great bond. Rahul Dravid Birthday Special: 5 Memorable Knocks By ‘The Wall’ That Is Etched In Every True Blue Indian Cricket Fan's Memory.

“My inspiration...Always looked up to him...Made my International debut alongside him...Always a guiding light and a role model to me... He’s someone whom I truly treasure. Wish Rahul bhai a very happy birthday!” read the caption of the picture posted by Rahane on Instagram. Back in Dravid’s playing days, the two cricketers used to open for Rajasthan Royals and often, gave their side a good start. In fact, both Rahane and Dravid made their T20I debut against England in 2011 and the former threw light on that match too.

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Post Dravid’s retirement in 2012, India were looking for another player who can be the next 'Mr. Dependable' and Rahane didn’t take long in rising to the occasion. Just like Dravid, the Mumbai-born cricketer also has a cool and calm composure through which, he has scored many runs all around the world. In the current Test rankings, Rahane is placed at the ninth position and will seek to replicate the heroics of Dravid in the international arena.