When we talk about patience, stability, and calmness on the cricket pitch, especially during a gruelling five-day Test cricket match, the first person that comes to mind, arguably has to be Rahul Dravid.
Over the years, he has become the primary example of how a ‘gentleman of the game should be’. He is classy, down to earth and there are only a handful of times when we’ve seen a frown on his forehead, regardless of how much stress the team must be under.
Having said that, a new video online has been making people question their entire belief system and having them pinch their arms simply because of the kind of things ‘The Wall’ can be seen doing in it.
Even the great Virat Kohli , who is known for his theatrics and hotheadedness on the field, is left surprised and absolutely speechless:
Never seen this side of Rahul bhai 🤯🤣 pic.twitter.com/4W93p0Gk7m— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 9, 2021
“Never seen this side of Rahul bhai,” Kohli wrote from his official Twitter account.
In the video advertising a credit card payment application, Dravid can be seen having anger-management issues while being stuck in heavy traffic. Among many, many things that Dravid can be seen doing in the video, the highlights include:
Throwing a cup of coffee at the window of an old lady’s car;
Challenging a random stranger to “come man”;
Smashing the outside rearview mirrors of the adjacent car with his favourite weapon - a cricket bat (while laughing maniacally);
Sliding out of his car’s sunroof and yelling “Indiranagar ka gunda hun main”;
And trying to smash the sh*t out of his own car's steering wheel.
Dravid fans were as entertained as Kohli himself and here’s how some of them reacted to the video:
Seen him angry just once in my life that's throwing his hat after Rajasthan Royals loosing against Mumbai in 14.4 overs...
But this is different ️ pic.twitter.com/BQchRSYZPR
*teacher steps out*
entire class: pic.twitter.com/nKJBrC1G3Q
Me after seeing this side of Rahul Dravid Sir pic.twitter.com/gorm76Zick— Positive entropy (@EntropyPositive) April 9, 2021
Rahul Dravid in angry mode
Everyday on silk board junction pic.twitter.com/NwFFohT550— ಟ್ರೋಲ್ ಹೈಕ್ಳು (@TrollHaiklu) April 9, 2021
Rahul Dravid’s relationship with funny and interesting advertisements is older than a decade now. Back when he used to play for the Indian cricket team, he used to be a brand ambassador for multiple brands, most of whom capitalised on Dravid’s cool and composed nature and created fascinating advertisements around it.
You can check out a few of them, here.