Updated: October 16
Rahul Dravid is regarded as one of the finest right-handed batsmen India has ever produced. He was born on 11th January 1973 in Indore to a Marathi Family. Later on, Dravid moved to Bangalore to pursue his cricket career.
He started playing professional cricket at the age of 12. Rahul Dravid was famous by various nicknames such as ‘The Wall,’ ‘Jammy,’ and ‘Mr. Dependable’. He was equally good in academics.
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Dravid is currently responsible for grooming the young generations of Indian Cricket. He is the director of Cricket operations at National Cricket Academy (NCA), Bengaluru. He also looks after the progress of India A and India under-19 cricket teams. Rahul Dravid married his long-time friend Vijeta Pendharkar.
Rahul Dravid Stats as a Player
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Man of the match awards- Test – 11, ODI – 14, World Cup – 0, T20I – 0, IPL – 2, CL – 0. Man of the Series awards– 4
Rahul Dravid Stats as a Captain
Rahul Dravid started his International ODI career against Sri Lanka in Colombo on 3rd April 1996. His first outing in ODI cricket was a dismal performance where he got out after scoring just three runs.
Talking about his test match debut, Dravid first represented the country at Lords’s against England on 20th June 1996. He scored a vital 95 runs in his test debut.
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Apart from batting, Rahul Dravid also kept wickets for a good number of matches. Dravid has affected 84 dismissals as a wicketkeeper, including 71 catches and 13 stumpings. In Test matches, as a non-wicketkeeper, he has a world record of taking the most number of catches (210). Dravid announced his retirement from all forms of Cricket in March 2012.
Dravid’s achievement as a captain may not be very huge, but he was regarded as a dependable captain like his batting. Dravid took over the captaincy of the Indian cricket team in the year 2005 during the famous Ganguly- Greg Chappell controversy.
Dravid’s famous test wins as a captain on foreign soil include the 2006 test series against West Indies and the 2007 test series against England. However, he was criticized for his poor captaincy, leading to India’s exit from the ICC world cup in 2007 during the group stage.
Rahul Dravid Stats As a Coach
Rahul Dravid is the person responsible for bringing Indian Cricket to new heights in recent years. His mentorship for the young and budding Cricketers has been his hallmark. Dravid will be remembered as one of the top 5 batsmen India has ever produced. Under the guidance of Rahul Dravid, we hope the current young Indian domestic players achieve greater heights and play for the Indian national team for years to come.
Recently Dravid has served as the head coach of team India, in India vs Sri Lanka ODI and T20 series. he has led the Indian under 19 cricket team to glory. The team under his coaching was the runner-up in the 2016 ICC under the 19 cricket world cup. In 2018, under Dravid’s leadership, they went on to win the under 19 world Cup In New Zealand.