Rahul Dravid is the name one of the greatest test batsman in the history of this great sports of cricket. He is the player with negligible amount of controversies and great respect in the world of cricket. First thing that struck to our mind, when we say his name are not his records or his innings but it’s his nick name “The Wall”. Very few Dravid fan’s knows the story behind this name. It was not given by his family, friends or relatives but it was given to him by an Ad Company for a Reebok ad campaign.
Many cricketers have nicknames associated to their name like Yuvi for Yuvraj Singh, Bhajji for Harbhajan Singh, Viru for Virendra Sehwag, Guti for Gautam Gambhir and many more. Very few cricketers have nicknames associated with their playing styles or cricketing terminologies like Master Blaster for Sachin Tendulkar, Mr. Cricket for Michael Hussey and few more.
Dravid “The Wall” carried a calm, cool and gentle personality throughout his career. We can say, he was a “Silently Aggressive” cricketer. He was never accused of misbehavior on and off the field in his entire career. His wife Vijeeta also said that all Rahul wants is his space and silence.
He was a “Silently Aggressive” cricketer. He never showed any short of anger on field, in other words you can say that he is a Monk of the game of cricket. Her wife said that he only used to get upset with drop catches. Only once he got angry during a cricket match against England at Mumbai and that time thrown a chair after defeat. In that match India got all out in the fourth inning at just 100 runs.
He always used to stay away from the politics of cricket and groupism; he was same for all the fellow cricketers. The last line I want to say about him is that Rahul Dravid is just a name but “The Wall” is an emotion, which is above all records and numbers associated with him.