The Former Indian Team Skipper and the middle order batsman Rahul Dravid who have a good in numbers. Rahul Dravid started his international career 3 April 1996 vs Sri Lanka. He have played 164 and 344 matches in Test and ODI respectively. The runs scored by him over 10K in both the format – 13,288 runs in Test and 10,889 runs in ODIs.
Dravid is a calm composure in nature and can’t giving his wicket easily even that is a great bowlers. Before discussing more let’s quickly enter into the topic.
Few Facts about ‘The Wall’ Rahul Dravid
1. Dravid deserved a nick name called ‘Jammy’ because of his father worked in a Kissan Company that makes Jam. Later he is a starred at the Kissan advertisement.
2. Rahul Dravid holds the record of being the only Indian to score centuries in four consecutive test-match innings when he scored against West Indies at Mumbai.
3. Rahul Dravid receives the ICC Test Player of the year and the Player of the year awards when the ICC awards were launched way back in 2004, which remains one of his greatest achievements.
4. Rahul Dravid is one of the cricketer who have scored a century against all test playing nation. He achieved this stunning feat with a century against Bangladesh at Chittagong in 2004.
5. Rahul Dravid is the only non-Australian cricketer to address the Bradman Oration. He delivered the Bradman Oration on December 14,2012 at the War Memorial in Canberra. What an honor!
6. Rahul Dravid was the top scorer in the seventh ODI World Cup in England in 1999, with 461 runs, a perfect response to people who kept insisting he was a test match batsman.
7. Dravid was voted the sexiest sports personality in India in an online survey (2004-05). He left the likes of Yuvraj Singh and Sania Mirza behind.
8. Dravid is the only ever player in cricket history to have made his debut and retired in the same match. He made 31 off 21 in his T20 debut against England in the summer of 2011.
9. Much like Sourav Ganguly who also drifted to cricket after an initial obsession with football, Dravid played hockey before he took to cricket. With a natural flair for the sport, Dravid was selected for Karnataka’s junior state team.
10. Glenn McGrath once famously said that if there was one Indian cricketer who could earn a direct entry into the great Australian side of the late 90s, it would be Rahul Dravid.
11. We have already told you why Rahul is called ‘Jammy’. But very few people know that there is also a local cricket tournament at the school level named after the veteran batsman. The ‘Jammy Cup’ is held in Bangalore and the man-of-the-match gets the title of ‘Jammy of the Day.’
12. MTV viewers might have seen this! Dravid was proposed by a woman on MTV’s popular show – Bakra, a part of a prank ofcourse. But Dravid was seen advising the young maiden about continuing with her education and devoting her time to other things in life except her obsession for him!