Rahul Dravid Biography: All you need to know about the Great Wall of India

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Biography

Rahul Dravid is a former Indian batsman, captain, and the current Indian U-19 coach. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. During his active years, he was affectionately known as ‘The Wall’ due to his supreme defense in tests that bowlers had a hard time breaking through. In fact, he has faced the highest number of 31258 balls (in tests) and has the unique distinction of never going out for a Golden Duck. Most memorable knock of Dravid came in the ‘Final Frontier’ test match against Australia at the Eden Gardens. He scored 180 to inspire India to the first-ever victory following a follow-up, making them only the second team to ever win in the fashion. Rahul is the only test player to have scored a century against all the 10 test playing nations. He is the fourth highest Test cricket scorer

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Rahul Dravid (BCC.com)
Full Name Rahul Dravid
Batting Right Handed, Mr. Dependable
Hometown Bangalore
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80m)
Age 45 years (as of 2018)
International Runs (ODI) 10,899 (344)
International Runs (Test) 13,288 (164)
Major Teams Played For India, Scottish Saltires, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals

Net worth

Although the exact figure is not known, Rahul Dravid’s net worth is estimated to be over $20 million. Recently, his income as a U-20 coach was reported to be around ₹ 2.43 crore.

Family

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Rahul Dravid Wife and Children (Credit NDTI)

Rahul Dravid was born on 11 January 1973, to Sharad Dravid and Pushpa Dravid. Although was born in Madhya Pradesh, Rahul’s family later shifted to Bangalore, where he did his schooling and graduation.

Rahul is married to Vijeta Pendharkar in 2003. Vijeta is a doctor by profession. Both their fathers knew each other for over 35 years. They became friends and over the years it grew strong. Their parents later fixed their marriage in Nagpur, the hometown of Pendharkar.  

Achievements

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Rahul Dravid with Indian U19 captain Prithvi Shaw

2017 U/19 World Cup (As a coach)

2003 ICC World Cup Runner-Ups

Awards

  • Arjuna Award recipient for achievements in cricket (1998)
  • CEAT International Cricketer of the World Cup (1999)
  • Dravid was one of the five cricketers selected as Wisden Cricketer of the Year (2000)
  • ICC Cricketer of the year – the Highest award in the ICC listings (2004)
  • Padma Shri – India’s fourth highest civilian award (2004)
  • ICC Test Player of The Year (2004)
  • Captain of the ICC’s Test Team (2006)
  • NDTV Indian of the Year’s Lifetime Achievement Award with Dev Anand (2011)
  • Don Bradman Award with Glenn McGrath (2012)
  • Padma Bhushan – India’s third highest civilian award (2013)
  • Wisden India’s Highest Impact Test Batsman (2015)
  • ICC Hall of Fame (2018)

Man of the Match Awards

  • Test – 11
  • ODI – 14
  • IPL – 2

Batting Statistics

M I N/O R HS 100s  50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 164 286 32 13288 270 v PAK 36 63 1654 21 52.31 42.51 210 0
ODI 344 318 40 10889 153 v NZ 12 83 950 42 39.16 71.24 196 14
World Cup 22 21 7 860 145 v SL 2 6 76 3 61.42 74.97 17 1
T20I 1 1 0 31 31 v ENG 0 0 0 3 31.00 147.61
IPL 89 82 5 2174 75* v JAI 0 11 268 28 28.23 115.51 18 0
CL 15 14 2 282 71* v MUM 0 1 30 3 23.50 100.71 4

 

Famous Quotes

“When you fail, you tend to brush a lot of things under the carpet. You try to blame others, find an excuse. But it’s a really good opportunity to learn about yourself. I looked at it (failure) as an opportunity. So you need to fail well.”

 

“If I had been dropped… I would still be playing first-class cricket. Not in the intention of trying to make a comeback… but because I still wanted to just play the game.”

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