'The Wall' erected to celebrate Dravid's feats

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/s/sachindravid.jpg' class='caption'> A 27 feet high and 15 feet wide structure in the Chinnaswamy Stadium is a unique tribute to the home-born cricketer Rahul Dravid.

Updated: October 09, 2008 17:39 IST
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When you walk next time into M Chinnaswamy Stadium, a major landmark of Bangalore, you will certainly not miss "The Wall".

Made of 10,000 bricks, this 27 feet high and 15 feet wide structure, erected just a few steps into the Stadium, is a unique tribute to the home-born cricketer Rahul Dravid, who made it big in the world cricket.

The structure was today unveiled by his teammate master blaster Sachin Tendulkar at a brief ceremony here.

But why 10,000 blocks? Simple. The number represents Dravid's 10,000-plus runs in both Test matches and one-dayers.

The highlight of "The Wall" is a large 'metal statue' of Dravid playing his trademark cover-drive. There is a live electronic unit at the right-hand-top-corner of 'The Wall', which displays Dravid's current score in Test cricket, even as he keeps the score-boards ticking.

The structure, with the words "Commitment, Consistency, Class" written on it, has been built by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) along with city-based builder Skyline Group, of which Dravid is the Brand Ambassador.

"I am honoured and humbled by that" is what Dravid had to say.

Among others Test skipper Anil Kumble, former cricketers Javagal Srinath, Venkatesh Prasad, E A S Prasanna and B S Chandrasekhar were present on the occasion.

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