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Rahul Dravid is an Indian cricketer, and a former captain of the Indian national cricket team, of which he has been a regular member since 1996. Dravid is the third Indian batsman, after Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar, to have scored 10,000 runs in test cricket. On 14 February 2007, he became the sixth player in history and the third Indian, after Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, to score 10,000 runs in ODI cricket. In September 2007, he resigned as captain of India team. Image


Rahul Dravid – Indian Cricket Player

Also known as:

Dravid, Rahul, Jammy, The Wall, Mr Dependable, Mr Raliable, Indian Wall

Table of Contents

Biography :: Personal Information :: Career :: Photos :: Wallpapers :: Awards :: Nominations :: Others

Birth Name

Date of Birth

Nationality

Rahul Sharad Dravid

January 11, 1973

Indian

DRAVID - PERSONAL INFORMATION

Height

5'9'

Sex

Male

Birth Place

Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Languages

English, Hindi, Kannada

Education

St Joseph's, Bangalore, India

Family

Father

Sharad Dravid (worked for Kissan Jam)

Mother

Pushpa Dravid (Prof of Architecture in College)

Brother

Vijay Dravid (Engineer; plays cricket as well)

Wife

Vijeta Pendharkar (Doctor)

Son

Samit

DRAVID - BIOGRAPHY

Rahul Dravid is one of the most successful stories in Cricket history. He scored tons of runs in multiple versions of the game. Numerous records were credited due to his consistent performance on the field. Ever since he burst upon the scene at Lord's in 1996, Rahul Dravid has been one of the main pillars of the Indian batting with his blend of technical proficiency and stylish strokes. In a side bristling with dashing batsmen, he has frequently played the sheet anchor role to perfection. His style of batting was once regarded as too slow for the one day game, but through sheer practice, innovative strokes and imaginative placing of the ball, he has transformed himself into an integral part of the team in the shorter version of the game also. The so called Mr Dependable is a perfect team player; he donned the role of wicket keeper when needed. He has also captained Indian cricket team in multiple version of the game.
For sheer consistency, Dravid has few equals and has maintained a Test career average of over 55. His temparament is exemplary and his concentration is legendary.

DRAVID - CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

· Dravid's best Test batting score of 270 was made against Pakistan, Rawalpindi, 2003-2004
· His best Test bowling figures of 1 for 18 came against West Indies, St. John's, 2001-2002
· He is only the third Indian to score over 8,000 Test runs, following Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar.
· Rahul Dravid is the fastest batsman in the history of Test cricket to make 9,000 runs
. The Indian captain brought up the landmark in his 176th innings playing against West Indies in 2006 and broke the earlier record of Brian Lara
· Dravid's best ODI batting score of 153 was made against New Zealand, Hyderabad, 1999-2000
· His best ODI bowling figures of 2 for 43 came against South Africa, Kochi, 1999-2000
· 6th player and 3rd Indian to score 10,000 runs. He broke the barrier by scoring 66 against Sri Lanka and levelling the series 1-1 in 2007.

DRAVID - ENDORSEMENTS

· Reebok· Pepsi· Kissan· Castrol· Hutch· Karnataka Tourism· Max Life· Bank of Baroda· Citizen· Skyline Construction· Sansui

DRAVID – MAJOR TEAMS REPRESENTED

· India· Scotland· ACC Asian XI· ICC World XI· Karnataka· Kent

DRAVID – BATTING STYLE

Right-hand bat

DRAVID – BOWLING STYLE

Right-arm offbreak

DRAVID – FIELDING POSITIONS

Occasional Wicketkeeper

DRAVID – TEST CRICKET DEBUT

England v India at Lord's - Jun 20-24, 1996

DRAVID – ODI CRICKET DEBUT

India v Sri Lanka at Singapore - Apr 3, 1996

DRAVID – TWENTY20 CRICKET DEBUT

South Africa v India at Johannesburg - Dec 1, 2006

DRAVID – SOCIAL COMMITMENTS

Children's Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA)

UNICEF Supporter and AIDS Awareness Campaign

DRAVID – AWARDS

Year

Award Description

1996

Ceat Cricketer of the 1999 World Cup

2000

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2000

2004

Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy Winner (Awarded for ICC Player of the Year)

Padma Sri

ICC Test Player of The Year

2006

Captain of the ICC's Test Team

DRAVID – TEST CRICKET AWARDS : MAN OF THE SERIES

Season

Opponent

Match Performance

2002

India in England Test Series

602 (4 Matches, 6 Innings, 3x100, 1x50); 10 Catches

2003/04

Border-Gavaskar Trophy (India in Australia Test Series)

619 Runs (4 Matches, 8 Innings, 1x100, 3x50); 4 Catches

2006

India in West Indies Test Series

496 Runs (4 Matches, 7 Innings, 1x100, 4x50); 8 Catches

DRAVID – TEST CRICKET AWARDS : MAN OF THE MATCH

Season

Opponent

Venue

Match Performance

1996/97

South Africa

Wanderers, Johannesburg

1st Innings: 148 (21x4); 1 Catch
2nd Innings: 81 (11x4); 1 Catch

1996/97

West Indies

Bourda, Georgetown

1st Innings: 92 (8x4, 1x6)

2002/03

England

Headingley, Leeds

1st Innings: 148 (23x4)
2nd Innings: 3 Catches

2002/03

England

The Oval, London

1st Innings: 217 (28x4); 3 Catches

2003/04

New Zealand

Motera, Ahmedabad

1st Innings: 222 (28x4, 1x6); 2 Catches
2nd Innings: 73 (6x4); 1 Catch

2003/04

Australia

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

1st Innings: 233 (23x4, 1x6); 1 Catch
2nd Innings: 72* (7x4); 2 Catches

2003/04

Pakistan

Rawalpindi

1st Innings: 270 (34x4, 1x6)
2nd Innings: 1 Catch

2004/05

Pakistan

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

1st Innings: 110 (15x4, 1x6); 1 Catch
2nd Innings: 135 (15x4)

DRAVID – ODI CRICKET AWARDS: MAN OF THE MATCH

Season

Opponent

Venue

Match Performance

1996

Pakistan

Toronto

46 (93b, 3x4)

1996/97

South Africa

Kingsmead, Durban

84 (94b, 5x4, 1x6); 1 Catch

1998/99

New Zealand

Taupo

123* (123b, 10x4, 1x6)

1998/99

New Zealand

Eden Park, Auckland

51 (71b, 5x4, 1x6)

1999

West Indies

Toronto

77 (87b, 6x4, 2x6); 4 Catches

2001

Zimbabwe

Bulawayo

72* (64b, 7x4, 1x6)

2002

Sri Lanka

Edgbaston, Birmingham

64 (95b, 5x4, 1x6); 1 Catch

2004

UAE

Dambulla

104 (93b, 8x4); 1 Catch, 1 Stumping

2005

West Indies

Dambulla

52* (65b, 7x4), 1 Catch

2005/06

Sri Lanka

Vidharba CA Ground, Nagpur

85 (63b, 8x4, 1x6); 1 Catch

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