It’s hard to know how to feel or react to birthdays as you get older, says Rahul Dravid, who has a wide smile on his face.
On Tuesday, legendary Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid received a flurry of birthday greetings from all over the world. Dravid, who had a broad grin on his face, stated that when one gets older, it’s difficult to know how to respond or feel about one’s birthday. “When you reach a certain age, it’s difficult to know how to react when you receive birthday wishes. But it’s a pleasant sensation. Did get a lot of greetings from friends and family,” Dravid said former Zimbabwe cricketer and currently a broadcaster Pommie Mbangwa before the commencement of third India vs South Africa Test match in Cape Town.
It was a day to celebrate the 49th birthday of the former Indian captain and current head coach. Dravid, a legend of the game, played 164 Tests, 344 One-Day Internationals, and one Twenty20 International for India, amassing over 24,000 runs in international competition. In 2007, India won a Test series in England under his guidance, in addition to a string of ODI triumphs in which they chased down large totals.
Dravid, speaking ahead of Tuesday’s series finale in Cape Town, said “the energy” in the Indian camp was “very strong.” India is aiming for a historic first-ever Test series triumph in South Africa.
“At this level, you really don’t need to motivate the guys. Being a part of India’s team and having the chance to make history is a huge honor. In the series, we’ve done well, and the camp has a fantastic vibe about it. That’s what we’re looking for when we get out to bat; we can’t get that every time, but it shows the quality we have in our batting lineup. In this game, I think we’ll be extremely competitive if we get some runs on the board “Dravid made the following statement.
Dravid claimed the wicket didn’t help as much as they expected in the final Test, in which India failed to defend 239 in the fourth innings, allowing the hosts to level the series, but credit must go to South Africa for their batting.
“Even though we got the number we wanted in the fourth inning, we still would have preferred to open the Test with a score between 240 and 250 runs. However, it’s unlikely that the pitch was the primary factor; rather, our bowlers’ height was. While the damp ball bowling didn’t help matters, South Africa performed an excellent job at the plate. Perhaps some aspects of last night’s game could have been improved, such as a few more runs in the first innings and better shot selection in the second “he stated.