Rahul Dravid – The Wall Of India !

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I don’t know from where to start, so much stories and records by this super cool strong man !

” If Rahul Dravid wasn’t your first love while watching cricket , then you haven’t understood the game at all “

 Wiki : 

rahul dravid
Rahul Dravid

Born: January 11, 1973 (age 42), Indore
Height: 1.80 m
Spouse: Vijeta Pendharkar
Children: Samit Dravid, Anvay Dravid
Parents: Sharad Dravid, Pushpa Dravid
Awards: Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy,more

 
Rahul Dravid : Records card 
 
Batting – right hand
Bowling – Right arm off break
 

Rahul Dravid : Records

 
rahul dravid records
rahul dravid records

  • Dravid is the only non wicket keeper batsman to take 200 catches in Test cricket
  • He is the only player to score a century against every Test playing nation away from home
  • Only batsman to feature in TWO triple-hundred partnerships in ODIs.
  • A record 120 consecutive innings without a duck in ODIs between 1999 and 2004.
  • Awarded the ICC Player of the Year and Test Player of the Year in September 2004.
  • Has been involved in most century partnerships (88) in Test cricket.
  • Has faced 31258 deliveries in Test cricket, more than any other batsman.

Mind blowing facts about dravid

  • Glenn McGrath once said that if there was one Indian player who could get a direct entry into the famous Australian team of the late 90s, it would be Rahul Dravid.
  • Dravid is the only player in the history of cricket who made his debut and retired in the same match. He played his only T20, against England last year and scored 31 off 21.
  • It is well known that Dravid was nicknamed Jammy because his father worked in a company which manufactured jams. Not many though, know that there is also a local school tournament named after the veteran batsman. The ‘Jammy Cup’ is held in Bangalore and the man-of-the-match gets the title of ‘Jammy of the Day.’
  • He was once voted the sexiest sports personality in India in an online survey in 2004-05.
  • Rahul Dravid has seen 453 wickets falling at the other end during his entire test career, most by any batsman.
  • Dravid played hockey before he took to cricket. With a natural flair for the sport, he was even chosen to represent Karnataka’s junior state team.
  • Rahul Dravid is the only non-Australian to give a speech at the Sir Donald Bradman.

Dravid : And here is the most popular screenshot 

 
Rahul Dravid Records
 

Some great players quoting About Dravid

 
Brett Lee
“If you can’t get along with Dravid, you’re struggling in life “
 
Glenn McGrath
“Dravid has been a class player for a long time now and we know his ability better than anyone. He’s not like the other guys who love scoring off every ball, and there’s no real weakness in his game either.”
 
 
Javagal Srinath
“I have also not seen him lose his temper. He has that uncanny skill of keeping his frustrations to himself. He hates to get out though and you can see the restlessness in him till he gets his act together in the next outing. He is the most hard-working guy in the side.”
 
Allan Border
“Everyone has already exhausted superlatives so I would not bother myself with any additional praise but you could be sure my admiration for him has grown tremendously.”
 
Muralitharan
“Rahul is always been in the shadow of Sachin. If you take his record it’s as good as Sachin’s but you cannot compare both as they are different kind of players. Rahul is a complete cricketer.”
 
Shane Warne
“Rahul Dravid being known as ‘The Wall’ is pretty much spot on. ‘The fortress’ could also describe Rahul. Because once, Dravid was set, you needed the bowling equivalent of a dozen cannon firing all at once to blast him down,””
 
Chris Gayle:
“Dravid Could play attacking cricket like me but i could never play like him”
 
Brian Lara :
“If I have to put anyone to bat for my life, it’ll be Kallis or Dravid”.
 
Navjot Singh Sidhu:
“Rahul Dravid is a player who would walk on broken glass if his team asks him to”

(Source : Quora, wiki )

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