Rahul Dravid, former India captain and
current head coach of the Indian cricket team, has turned 49 on Tuesday. He played 509
international matches for India – 164 Tests, 344 ODIs and a T20I. He is one of
the seven cricketers to have scored 10,000 plus runs in international cricket.
Dravid scored 13,288 Test runs and 10,889 ODI runs. He scored 36 centuries in
Tests and 12 in ODIs.

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In 2012, following his retirement from
international cricket after representing India for 16 years, Dravid stepped
into coaching as a mentor of IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals in 2014. At RR, he
played as a captain and then he was appointed coach of the franchise. He was
also the mentor of the defunct Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) team in
2016 and 2017.

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In 2015, Dravid was asked to manage India A
and India U-19 teams. In 2016, under his coaching, the India U-19 team played
the final in Bangladesh and won the title in 2018 in New Zealand beating

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Under Dravid’s watchful gaze, the likes of
Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Prithvi Shaw and Washington Sundar honed their
cricketing skills and graduated to senior level cricket.

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In 2019, Dravid was appointed Head of
Cricket at National Cricket Academy (NCA). After serving the NCA, where
youngsters are groomed and senior cricketers recover from injuries, Dravid was
asked by the BCCI to take over the coaching role from former coach Ravi
Shastri. VVS Laxman, on the other hand, was given the task of managing NCA by
the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.

As Dravid celebrates his 49th birthday in Cape
Town with the Indian team on day 1 of the third Test against South Africa,
people on the internet sent birthday wishes to “The Wall” of cricket.

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As a cricketer, Dravid achieved many
records during his acclaimed career. He is the only Indian batter to hit four consecutive hundreds in Test
cricket. He achieved this milestone in 2002. 115 against England at Nottingham,
148 against England at Leeds, 217 against England at The Oval and 100 not out
against West Indies at Mumbai.