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Indian Former Cricket Star Rahul Dravid

by on December 21, 2012
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Indian Former Cricket Star Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid, a former cricketer of the Indian team, was born on January 11, 1973, in Madya Pradesh. He is portrayed as one of the best batsmen in the world of cricket, so far. Dravid captained  the Indian cricket team, both  in Test matches and ODIs. In 2000, ‘Wisdon’, in its annual rankings, positioned  him among the five  top  cricketers. At the awards ceremony, launched by ICC, in 2004, he was conferred with two awards, in recognition of his outstanding performance in cricket. In Johannesburg, during the South African tour of 1996-97, he scored  his maiden century, in the initial innings with a good score of 148 runs. This was followed by another 81 runs in the second innings. As a result, he was rewarded with, ‘Man of the Match’.

Dravid has played 344 ODIs where he scored 10889 runs at an average of 39.16 including 12 hundreds and 83 fifties. His highest ODI score was 153. In test, Dravid played 164 matches scoring 13288 runs at an average of 52.31 including 36 hundreds and 63 fifties. His highest ODI score is 270.

Rahul Dravid is called The Wall because of his ability to build huge innings too frequently. He was impossible to be removed from his position even by the best attacking bowlers.

Dravid  played against the West Indies, Sri Lanka and Australia, from  the beginning of 1996 to mid 1998 and constantly scored 964 runs. By the ending of 1998, he made his second century in a Test match, against Zimbabwe. He made double-centuries thrice, against Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan, in 2003-04. Dravid  was the third player of the Indian cricket team, to surpass  10,000 runs in ODIs as well as, Test matches. Among the ten countries playing Test cricket, in April 2009, Dravid was the exclusive cricketer to make a century. He is known for making a record  by his maximum  catches of 210, in a Test match, played in October 2012. He declared his retirement from cricket, on March 9, 2012. No one can ever match the sensational career of Rahul Dravid.

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