12 Amazing Fact Of Rahul Dravid

The guys welcome to this article in this article we will going to talk about some amazing facts of Rahul Dravid. Rahul Dravid is undoubtedly one of the greatest cricketers India has ever seen . He is one of the few players who have crossed the mark of 10000 runs in Test and ODI both formats.

As it is popularly said among fans, ‘If cricket is a gentleman’s game, then Rahul Dravid is that gentleman. So, let’s dive into Rahul Dravid and know some interesting facts . So read this article till end because this article is going to be very interesting, because, many young generation don’t know what a gentle and classical player he was, so in this fact you point of view will change for Rahul Dravid. So without wasting any time lets start this article.

12 Amazing Fact Of Rahul Dravid:

Introduction of First Class Cricket:

Dravid made his Ranji debut in 1991 when he was studying in his college. Playing with future Indian teammates Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath against Maharashtra in Pune, he scored 82 runs in the match, which ended in a draw. In the next season, he rose to fame by scoring a total of 380 runs with 2 centuries and an average of 63.3. This helped him get included in the South Zone team for the Duleep Trophy.

An educated Cricketer:

He did his schooling at St. Joseph’s Boys High School, Bangalore and earned a degree in commerce from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore. He was selected to India national cricket team while studying MBA in St Joseph’s College of Business Administration.

World Cup Top Scorer:

People often criticized Dravid regarding his strike rate. He could not make a place in the ODI team continuously. Dravid re-established himself and made a comeback with a bang. He finished as the leading run-scorer in the 1999 ODI World Cup. Dravid scored 461 runs but the irony is that he did not get a single player of the match award.

War against Warn:

Dravid joined Kent for the County Championship in 2000. In the match between Kent and Hampshire, all eyes were on the personal battle between Warne and Dravid. Warne took 4 wickets on the Dust Bowl, which was designed to suit the home team’s spinners, but could not take the important wicket of Rahul Dravid. Coming in to bat at 15/2, he scored 137 runs facing 295 balls. After this he scored 50 runs in the second innings and Warne did not get any wicket.

Nicknames:

Rahul Dravid nicknamed was ‘Jammy’ because his father Sharad Dravid worked in a Kisan jam factory. But Later Dravid got the popular nickname. He was called ‘Mr.’ Dependable’ and ‘The Wall’.

Highest Run Scorer:

Dravid was tagged as a Test player due to his failures in ODIs. During the ICC World Cup in 1999, Dravid defied his critics and performed well in limited overs matches. He emerged as the top scorer of the tournament with 461 runs in 8 matches at an average of 65.85 and a strike rate of 85.52. Although India failed to make it to the semi-finals, Dravid had left his mark.

Historic Win in Eden Garden:

During Australia’s tour of India in 2000-01, in the Kolkata Test, India emerged victorious from nowhere after following on. India bundled out for 171 in reply to Australia’s 445. Following on, it was a remarkable 375 runs stand between VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid that took India to 657/7. Australia were dismissed for 212 and India won the match by 171 runs. Dravid had scored 180 runs in the 2nd innings of the match.

Promote as the Captain:

When Greg Chappell took over as the Indian coach, Rahul Dravid was promoted as the captain of the national team. During his tenure the Indian team batted second in ODIs, breaking the record for most consecutive wins, previously held by the West Indies (14 matches). In this innings of 17 matches, Dravid was the captain for 15 matches and Sourav Ganguly was the captain for 2 matches.

2008 World Cup Decade:

India had an early exit from the World Cup in 2007 when they were knocked out during the group stages under Dravid’s captaincy. He stepped down as the captain later that year.

IPL Career:

Rahul Dravid Started his IPL as the iconic player for the Bangalore Franchise and played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Later he played for Rajasthan Royals and led it to finals of Champions Leagues T20 in 2013 and play-offs of IPL season 2013. Dravid announced retirement from Twenty20 after playin 2013 champions league Twenty20 in Sept 2013.

A true Gentle and Humble:

Even during his playing days, Dravid used to come to pick up his children from school. His wife says that he used to manage with only two pairs of clothes on any trip. When a young fan of Rahul Dravid, who was suffering from cancer, expressed his desire to talk to him; Rahul ensured that his wish was fulfilled. He Skyped with him for about an hour.

Century in Every Test:

Rahul Dravid is one of those rare cricketers who has scored a century in every Test playing country. He has the highest average [71.26] among Indian cricketers in overseas wins.

Conclusion:

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