Everything you need to know about Rahul Dravid awards and records.
Known as one of the most consistent and dependable batsmen in world cricket, Rahul Dravid was an immaculate and exemplary player over not only the test format but in the 50 over game as well. His strength laid in his ability to play the pacers with impeccable ease, having an average of 53 on overseas conditions were the pacers were at their imperious best, stinging batsmen with pace, bounce and deviation. It is on these pitches that Dravid won a total of 5 Man of the match and 4 Man of the series awards a feat that epitomises the massive ability he had in him.
Dravid was able to gauge the ball even before it had hit the pitch, knowing exactly where his off-stump was which enabled him to leave the good balls and dispatch the bad deliveries to the fence. His ability to churn out runs on a persistent basis sees him hold a magnitude of records and the only cricketer to have faced more than 30,000 deliveries in test cricket at an eye-catching 31,258.
We take a look at the awards and records he made in a career that saw him earn many laurels.
Rahul Dravid Awards and Records
- He has 5 double centuries to his name, a record that is only overtaken by Virender Sehwag with the mercurial batsman having hit 6 during his illustrious career, the most by an Indian cricketer.
- Became the fastest player to set 13,000 test cricket runs and has scored a test century in all the test playing nations. Has been dismissed for 0, the least number to times at 8 for a cricketer to score in excess of 10,000 runs.
- Dravid has the 2nd highest aggregate in the 2nd innings of Test cricket – 4,984 runs from 89 innings at an avg. of 60.78 with 15 centuries and 24 fifties and a highest score of 270 which saw him spend an incredible 740 hours at the crease. Meanwhile, he has the highest aggregate in the 4th innings of Test cricket – 1,575 runs from 57 innings at an avg. of 40.38 with 1 hundred and 9 fifties and a highest score of 103
- Under his captaincy, the side won 17 consecutive test matches while batting second. The team also won their first ever test match in South Africa and fest ever test series in West Indies when he was captain in 2006.
- Scored the most number of runs at the ODI Cricket World in 1999 with 461.
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- 2004: ICC Cricketer of the year
- 2004: Padma Shri
- 2004: ICC Test Player of The Year
Man of The Match Awards Won In Test Cricket