Rahul Dravid

Country: India
Born: January 11, 1973, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Top order Batter

Rahul Dravid Bio

Rahul Sharad Dravid, fondly known as “The Wall,” is considered one of the greatest cricketers not only in India but also in the world. Born on January 11, 1973, in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, Dravid’s journey to becoming a cricketing legend was nothing short of remarkable.

From a very young age, Dravid displayed immense talent and passion for the game. He started playing cricket at the age of 12 and quickly rose through the ranks, earning a reputation for his solid technique and astute batting skills. His disciplined approach and unwavering focus set him apart from his contemporaries, establishing him as a force to be reckoned with.

Dravid’s introduction to the international cricketing stage came in 1996, when he made his Test debut against England at the hallowed Lord’s Cricket Ground. Although overshadowed by Sourav Ganguly’s century in the same match, Dravid soon proved his mettle with a breakthrough innings against South Africa in Johannesburg later that year. In the face of a formidable South African attack, Dravid’s defiant century showcased his ability to excel under pressure.

Owing to his remarkable performances, Dravid solidified his place in the Indian cricket team, becoming an indispensable member of the squad. His importance to the team was further highlighted during India’s tour of Australia in 2003, where he batted for a staggering 835 minutes over two innings to secure a historic victory. Dravid’s sublime concentration and unyielding determination were key factors in India’s success during this period.

Known for his exceptional slip-catching skills, Dravid became a stalwart in the field as well, taking a record 210 catches in Test matches. His safe pairs of hands were instrumental in providing breakthroughs for the Indian bowling attack.

In addition to his success in Test cricket, Dravid worked tirelessly to redefine his limited-overs game. Initially criticized for being too slow in One Day Internationals, he adapted his approach over the years and emerged as a reliable middle-order batsman. By the time he retired from the shorter format in 2008, Dravid had amassed more than 10,000 runs in ODIs.

Dravid’s leadership skills were put to the test when he was appointed captain of the Indian team in 2005. While his tenure saw mixed results, with notable series victories in the West Indies and England, he led by example and instilled a sense of resilience in his team.

Towards the latter stages of his career, Dravid showcased his indomitable spirit during India’s tour of England in 2011. Despite the team’s struggles, Dravid stood tall and accumulated a remarkable 461 runs, including three centuries, against a formidable pace attack. This display of skill and determination solidified his position as one of the game’s all-time greats.

After a disappointing tour of Australia in 2012, Dravid bid farewell to international cricket, leaving behind an illustrious career spanning 16 years. His contributions to Indian cricket were not only limited to his exceptional batting but also his role as a mentor and ambassador for the sport.

Off the field, Dravid’s humility and gentlemanly conduct earned him the respect and admiration of fans, teammates, and opponents alike. He set a high standard for sportsmanship and became an inspiration for aspiring cricketers, both in India and around the world.

As of today, Rahul Dravid continues to be involved in cricket, serving as the head of the National Cricket Academy in India and coaching various teams at different levels. His legacy as one of the finest cricketers to have ever graced the game will forever be etched in the annals of cricketing history.

Rahul Dravid Career Stats

Rahul Dravid Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 164 286 32 13288 270 52.31 31258 42.51 36 63 1654 21 210 0
T20Is 1 1 0 31 31 31 21 147.61 0 0 0 3 0 0
ODIs 344 318 40 10889 153 39.16 15285 71.23 12 83 950 42 196 14
FC 298 497 67 23794 270 55.33 - - 68 117 - - 353 1
List A 449 416 55 15271 153 42.3 - - 21 112 - - 233 17
T20s 109 101 7 2586 75* 27.51 2271 113.87 0 13 311 34 23 0

Rahul Dravid Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 164 5 120 39 1 1/18 1/18 39 1.95 120 0 0 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 344 8 186 170 4 2/43 2/43 42.5 5.48 46.5 0 0 0
FC 298 - 617 273 5 2/16 - 54.6 2.65 123.4 - 0 0
List A 449 - 477 421 4 2/43 2/43 105.25 5.29 119.2 0 0 0
T20s 109 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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