Rahul Dravid

March 22nd, 2008

Rahul DravidRahul Dravid is an Indian cricketer, and the former captain of the Indian national cricket team.

He is the captain as well as the Icon Player in the Bangalore Royal Challengers team which is to participate in the Indian Premier League.

Dravid have scored 9,000 runs in test cricket and over 10,000 in ODI. He resigned captain of India team in On September, 2007.

Rahul was born in Indore into a Maharashtrian Brahmin family living in Karnataka. He grew up in Bangalore, Karnataka.

Nick Name : Jammy, The Wall.

Rahul Dravid has a bad start in his International Cricket Career in year 1996. He started his bright career from the secod Test match. His scored his maiden century with 148 and 81 in his Third Test, the top score in each innings to claim his first man of the match award. He has lots of double centuries in his stats.

He then became the third Indian batsman to score centuries in both innings of a match during the 1999 Test match against New Zealand with 190 and 103* to force a draw, batting for a total of 653 minutes .

Dravid had a very successful 1999 Cricket World Cup scoring 461 runs and he was the highest run getter in the VII world cup.

He was vice captain during 2003 World cup where India reached the final, He played role of batsman as well as wicket keeper.

Dravid was involved in two of the largest partnerships in ODIs: a 318-run partnership with Sourav Ganguly, the first pair to combine for a 300-run partnership, and then a 331-run partnership with Sachin Tendulkar, which is the present world record.

Dravid was captain during 2007 cricket world cup in West Indies. He and the Indian cricket team had a dismal 2007 Cricket World Cup Campaign. Under his captaincy for World Cup ’07 Indian didnt even manage to Super 8 stage.

In 2004, Dravid was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India. In the same year he was awarded the inaugural Player of the year award and the Test player of the year by the International Cricket Council, ICC.

Career statistics
  Tests ODI FC Twenty20 IPL
Matches 119 333 236    
Runs scored 9920 10585 18956    
Batting average 55.11 39.49 57.09    
100s/50s 24/51 12/81 51/97    
Top score 270 153 270    
Balls bowled 120 186 617    
Wickets 1 4 5    
Bowling average 39.00 42.50 54.60    
5 wickets in innings ? ? 0    
10 wickets in match ? n/a ?    
Best bowling 1/18 2/43 2/16    
Catches/stumpings 166/0 193/14 281/1    
One Comment
  1. anirudh

    wot a great personality he is

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