Wall of India – Rahul Dravid

November 27, 2013 12:14 pm0 commentsViews: 204

Padma Bhushan Rahul Dravid is former Indian cricket team player who captained Indian team in test and ODIs. He is considered to be the most promising one down batsman in the world. He had a long list of accolades under his name and yet he is modest enough to deny his brilliance. Time and time again there has been discussion regarding him and Sachin Tendulkar on the grounds that who is best in defense.

Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid gave Indian cricket team strength and he hardly seen to get out by playing a needless shot. He hold some unique records like he is only player to score century against all test playing nations, and holds records for most number of catches by a fielder. He is second highest run getter for India and third highest in the world test cricket.  He captained Rajasthan Royal an Indian Premier League team which won the first IPL. He announced retirement from ODI and T20 after being surprisingly called for the England tour.  Here are some career statics of Rahul Dravid.

Competition

Test

ODI

FC

LA

Matches

164 344 298 449

Runs scored

13,288 10,889 23,794 15,271

Batting average

52.31 39.16 55.33 42.30

100s/50s

36/63 12/83 68/117 21/112

Top score

270 153 270 153

Balls bowled

120 186 617 477

Wickets

1 4 5 4

Bowling average

39.00 42.50 54.60 105.25

5 wickets in innings

0 0 0 0

10 wickets in match

0 0 0 0

Best bowling

1/18 2/43 2/16 2/43

Catches/stumpings

210/0 196/14 353/1 233/17

(taken from Cric Buzz)

Dravid was born in Maharashtrian family at Indore but soon shifted to Banglore where his father was working. His father was in Jams and preserves company and hence he got his nickname jammy. He completed degree in commerce and soon he start his international career.  In his first test innings he fell short of a ton by 5 runs and till then he never dropped out of the team for performance concern.

Rahul Dravid

Here are some personal interests of The wal Rahul Dravid –

Singers : Sting, Chris de Burgh, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

Movies : Braveheart, Ghost

Books : Thrillers and Philosophical

Car : Maruti 800, BMW

Actors : Tom Cruise, Aamir Khan

Actresses : Demi Moore, Michelle Pfieffer

Drink : Mango Milkshake

Pastime : Listening to old Hindi songs

Channel : Discovery

Colour : Blue

Cartoon Character : Superman

Hangouts : Shezan, Paradise Island

 

Indian test batting order gets maximum stability by him, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, and Sourav Ganguly and all four played more than 100 tests together. Though he is retired from the cricket but he will never retire from the heart of his fans.

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