The entire cricketing world acknowledges the fact that former Indian and legendary batsman Rahul Dravid is considered the ‘true gentleman’ of the game. So when Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez recently posted a picture with him, Dravid’s fans from Pakistan took the opportunity to shower him with praises.
So here’s how they met:
Hafeez was travelling to New Zealand and so was Rahul Dravid. Incidentally, the two boarded the same flight. When Hafeez met Dravid, he instantly clicked a picture with him and posted it on Twitter. The post received heartwarming responses from Pakistani fans.
The post read, “Met with a man called THE WALL in cricket RAHUL bhai @Im_Dravid he is a great human being always there to talk about cricket & helping u out , honoured to play with him in the Feild & always pleasure to meet U , stay blessed.”
Met with a man called THE WALL in cricket RAHUL bhai @Im_Dravid he is a great human being always there to talk about cricket & helping u out , honoured to play with him in the Feild & always pleasure to meet U , stay blessed pic.twitter.com/vCyDwM34YY
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) December 28, 2017
Here are the replies from Pakistani fans which highlight the fact that former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid is respected all across Pakistan:
Dravid is a great cricketer but also a great person. Humble man
— Rasheed shakoor (@rasheedshakoor) December 29, 2017
Such a fabulous player and a great human being…. @AzharAli_ should learn something from him.
— khan sb (@kaab001) December 29, 2017
One of the greatest batsman cricket ever have
— Farrukh Shameer (@shooby367) December 29, 2017
Absolute legend of the game, not many bowlers could get through his impeccable defence.
— Mo Hussain (@Mohamme33006405) December 29, 2017
One is Professor quite a nice person from Sargodha Punjab….
And another the most kind and greatest Gentleman from Bangalore Respect for both of you …..Really biggest fan of yours…
— Asif Ahmad (@Engr_asifmir) December 29, 2017
Rahul is a true gentleman of cricket. Great character
— Faheem Tareen (@jeans19) December 29, 2017
What a player he was. Miss the legend.
— Atif Subhani (@AtifSubhani) December 29, 2017
Ye as a Pakistani he was my favorite Indian batmens his wicket was more important then any other player such a soild player he was
— Y A S I R (@Yasirhere) December 29, 2017
Dravid is currently the coach of India’s U-19 team. He was travelling with his team to attend the World Cup while Hafeez was with the Pakistan side to participate in a limited-overs cricket series in New Zealand.