Answer by Chaitanya Malladi:
Undoubtedly it's Rahul Dravid…though for his achievements, records, he has been the 'Unsung' Hero. But nevertheless, class is permanent.
Here are a few quotes on The Wall…just to seal the deal 🙂
"He is regarded by the Australians as one of the mentally toughest players they have come up against. He is a tough task competitor. He is a wonderful cricketer for India, a great, great cricketer." -John Wright
"Dravid's remarkable career is a proof that nice guys don’t finish last" -Steve Waugh
"He is truly the mainstay of the Indian batting. He is the best batsman of India in this era undoubtedly" -Kapil Dev
Brett Lee : "If u can't get along with Dravid, u're struggling in life "
Chris Gayle: "Dravid Could play attacking cricket like me but i could never play like him"
Shahid Afridi : Once Shahid Afridi was asked for his Favourite Player and He said "Rahul Dravid"
Brian Lara : "If I have to put anyone to bat for my life, it’ll be Kallis or Dravid".
Navjot Singh Sidhu: "Rahul Dravid is a player who would walk on broken glass if his team asks him to"
"He's probably the nicest guy – no, he is the nicest guy – that I've met in cricket. He's a phenomenal man" -Shane Watson
"Everyone has already exhausted superlatives so I would not bother myself with any additional praise but you could be sure my admiration for him (Dravid) has grown tremendously." -Allan Border
Brad Hogg : "Nothing can beat experience"
Matthew Hayden: "All this going around is not aggression. If you want to see aggression on cricket field, look into Rahul Dravid’s eyes"
"Ask him to walk on water for his team and he will ask you how many miles"- Harsha bhogle
As is usual in India, they could name a street after Rahul Dravid. But then, the Americans have already done it. Wall Street.
Peter O’ Toole (Legendary Irish Actor): “Everyone praises Sachin Tendulkar. He may be a genius in his own right but in my book, Rahul Dravid is the artist. Dravid’s defence tactics, his strokes, his cuts, his grace are truly amazing. I’d like to meet the chap sometime and take my hat off to him.”
Sachin Tendulkar: He (Dravid) is a perfect role model for youngsters. He has set a great example for all of us to follow. We are all trying to follow that path,"
Mahesh Bhupati: “He deserves his success as he has worked hard for it. He is one of the most down to earth and disciplined professionals I’ve met.”
Ian Chappell “Team in trouble? Whom do you turn to? Rahul Dravid!”
U may be retiring but your legacy will live on..true champion,take a bow Rahul Dravid.- Rohit Sharma
Rahul Dravid 'The Wall' will be missed. It was an honour having played in the team with him. Thank you sir.- RP Singh
Congrats to Rahul Dravid on a fantastic career. He can be very proud about what he achieved and the way he went about his business.- Shaun Pollock
Rahul Dravid is one of the all time greats of the game. One of the top 5 batters I played against. Lara Sachin Ponting Kallis the other 4..- Alec Stewart
Rahul Dravid- What a true legend of the game! Think all bowlers around the world will be relieved!! – Luke Wright
Rahul Dravid is the worlds most respected cricketer over the last 20 yrs.. LEGEND – Micheal Vaughn
I've seen how Rahul goes about his innings & that's something I want to get myself involved with.- Kevin Pietersen
Wall for team but a shoulder for team mates. Impregnable for opposition, motivation fr us. That's Rahul bhai. Got my ODI & Test cap from him.- Suresh Raina