Rahul Dravid: The legendary Indian Cricketer

Rahul Dravid The legendary Indian Cricketer

 

One of the classiest batsmen in the world, Rahul Dravid has helped India win numerous matches in tough conditions and against the toughest teams. Known for his impeccable technique and style of batting, Dravid was and will forever remain a cricketing legend and stay in the hearts of Indians lifelong. Mr. Dependable was a gem both on and off the pitch and is currently leading the Indian U-19 team into the World Cup as coach. Let’s take a look at his achievements.

 

  • Did his schooling at St. Joseph’s Boys High School, Bangalore and earned a degree in commerce from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore
  • Started playing cricket at the age of 12 and represented his state in U15, U17 and U19
  • Played 164 Tests scoring 13288 runs which included 36 centuries and 63 half-centuries
  • Played 344 ODIs scoring 10889 runs with 12 centuries and 83 fifties
  • Only Indian to score centuries in four consecutive test match innings which came against West Indies
  • Scored three double centuries: one each against New Zealand (222), Australia (233) and Pakistan (270) in 2004-05
  • Winner of the 2004 ICC Test Player of the year and the Player of the year awards
  • Only cricketer to hit a hundred in every test playing country
  • Sexiest sports personality in India in an online survey in 2004-05
  • Top scorer in the World Cup in England in 1999 with 461 runs
  • Was the leading run scorer for Kent with 1221 runs in 16 matches at an average of 55.50 in his maiden county season
  • Lead India to historic test wins against England in England and West Indies. Was the first Indian captain to take India to a series win against South Africa on their soil
  • Awarded the Padma Shri in 2004

 

Batting Career Summary

 

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 164 286 32 13288 270 52.31 31258 42.51 36 5 63 1655 21
ODI 344 318 40 10889 153 39.17 15284 71.24 12 0 83 950 42
T20I 1 1 0 31 31 31.0 21 147.62 0 0 0 0 3
IPL 89 82 5 2174 75 28.23 1882 115.52 0 0 11 268

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Recommended Reading: ICC ODI Batsmen Rankings 2018

 

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