Rahul Dravid Biography
Rahul Dravid (born 11 January 1973) is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the current Overseas Batting Consultant for the Indian team, and also the head coach for the Under-19 and ‘A’ teams.
Born in a Marathi family and brought up in Bangalore, he started playing cricket at the age of 12 and later represented Karnataka at the under-15, under-17 and under-19 levels. Hailed as The Wall, Dravid was named one of the best five cricketers of the yearby Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack in 2000 and received the Player of the Year and the Test Player of the Year awards at the inaugural ICC awards ceremony in 2004. In December 2011, he became the first non-Australian cricketer to deliver the Bradman Oration in Canberra.
As of December 2016, Dravid is the fourth-highest run scorer in Test cricket, after Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis, and is only the third cricketer, after Tendulkar and Brian Lara, to score 10,000 runs both in Tests and in ODIs. In 2004, after completing his century against Bangladesh in Chittagong, he became the first and the only player till date to score a century in all the ten Test-playing countries. As of October 2012, he holds the record for the most number of catches taken by a player (non-wicket-keeper) in Test cricket, with 210. Dravid holds a unique record of never getting out for a Golden duck in the 286 Test innings which he has played.He faced 31258 ball, which is highest number of ball face by any player in test cricket.He also spend 44152 minute, which is highest time spend on crease by any player in test cricket.
In August 2011, after receiving a surprise recall in the ODI series against England, Dravid declared his retirement from ODIs as well as Twenty20 International (T20I), and in March 2012, he announced his retirement from international and first-class cricket. He appeared in the 2012 Indian Premier League as captain of the Rajasthan Royals.
Rahul Dravid, along with Glenn McGrath were honoured during the seventh annual Bradman Awards function in Sydney on 1 November 2012. Dravid has also been honoured with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan award, India’s fourth and third highest civilian awards respectively.
In 2014, Rahul Dravid joined the GoSports Foundation, Bangalore as a member of their board of advisors. In collaboration with GoSports Foundation he is mentoring India’s future Olympians and Paralympians as part of the Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme. Indian badminton player Prannoy Kumar, Para-swimmer Sharath Gayakwad and young Golfer Chikkarangappa S. was part of the initial group of athletes to be mentored by Rahul Dravid.
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|Biography of Rahul Dravid|
|Real Name||Rahul Sharad Dravid|
|Nick Name||The Wall, Jammy, Mr. Dependable|
|Profession||Former Indian Cricketer|
|Physical Status & More of Rahul Dravid|
|Height||in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 11”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 76 kg
in Pounds- 168 lbs
|Personal Life of Rahul Dravid|
|Date of Birth||11 January 1973|
|Age ||44 Years|
|Birth Place||Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|Hometown||Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|School||St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School, Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|College||St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India,
St Joseph’s College of Business Administration, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
|Education Qualifications||Degree in Commerce|
|Family||Father- Sharad Dravid
Mother- Pushpa Dravid
Brother- Vijay Dravid
|Best Friends||Sachin Tendulkar|
|Hobbies||Playing Hockey, Listening Music, Reading|
|Cricket History Of Rahul Dravid|
|International Debut||Test- 20 June 1996 vs England at Lord’s
ODI- 3 April 1996 vs Sri Lanka at Singapore
|Domestic/State Team||Karnataka, Canterbury, Kent, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals|
|IPL Team||Rajasthan Royals|
|Nature on field||Cool|
|Career Turning Point||When he scored 277 runs in a three test match series against South Africa and was awarded with Man of the Match.|
|Records [Main]||His two partnerships in ODI, 318-run partnership with Sourav Ganguly and 331-run partnership with Sachin Tendulkar, is a world record.
He holds the record for playing greatest number of innings before being dismissed for a duck.
In test, he scored 5 double centuries and each of them was a higher score than the previous one (200, 217, 222, 233, 270).
He holds the record for the highest percentage of runs scored in matches won under his captaincy.
In the year 2000, he was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the year.
In August 2011, by delivering the Bradman Oration in Canberra, Dravid became the first non-Australian to do so.
After Sachin Tendulkar, Dravid is the only Indian cricketer to score 10000 runs both in tests and ODIs.
By having 210 catches, he holds the record for the most number of catches taken by a player (non-wicket-keeper).
He is the only batsman to score a century in each test playing nation.
|Favourite Shorts||Cover Drive|
|Likes To Play Again||Australia|
|Favourite Things Of Rahul Dravid|
|Favourite Food||Chicken Tikka Masala, Dal and Rice, Mango Milkshake|
|Favourite Player||Sachin Tendulkar|
|Favourite Actor||Tom Cruise, Aamir Khan|
|Favourite Movie||Braveheart, Ghost|
|Girls , Affairs and More Of Rahul Dravid|
|Wife||Vijeta Pendharkar, Surgeon (married 4 May 2003)|
|Marriage Date||4 May 2003|
Sons- Samit Dravid (born 2005), Anvay Dravid (born 2009)
|Style Of Rahul Dravid|
|Earning Money of Rahul Dravid|
|Net Worth||$22.6 million|
|Salary Per Match||One-Day Internationals: Rs 4 Lakh per match. Twenty20 Internationals: Rs 2 Lakh per match.|