Rahul Dravid is known as The Great Wall, he has also been the captain and vice-captain of the Indian team. Rahul Dravid did not like to speak much and was very quiet in nature.
Rahul Dravid belongs to a Maratha family, but his family later shifted to Karnataka, Rahul Dravid was born on 11 January 1973 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
Rahul Dravid is also the head coach of the under-19 team, Rahul Dravid has also won the 2018-19 Cricket World Cup as the head coach. Rahul Dravid has scored 25000 runs in his career. Rahul Dravid also holds the record for most catches.
Rahul Dravid has a lot of hard work as well as patience, so even today he has some records that no one could break. Rahul Dravid is also known as The Great Wall, Jamie, Mr. Dependable. His father work in a jam factory. I used to work in it, so people used to call him Rahul Dravid as Jami and his mother was a professor of architecture in the same university.
Rahul Dravid studied at Sant Joseph Boys’ High School, since the age of 12 Rahul Dravid started playing cricket. He also represented Karnataka in Under-15,17,19, Rahul Dravid made his Test debut in 1996 against England. he earned a lot of names in Test cricket and coming to ODI was very struggling for him, his performance in ODI was not good in the initial days.
But he did not have any effect on Test cricket, he did not have consistent performance in ODIs, due to which he kept out of the team, again and again, Rahul Dravid scored 10889 runs in ODI cricket, 344 matches included 12 centuries and 83 half-centuries.
In 286 tests he was never out in Golden duck, He has made a record in his career to hold 30228 to 44152 minutes at the crease. Since this innings, people started calling him The Great Wall, Rahul Dravid in 1998. The Arjuna Award has also been conferred with the Padma Shri in 2004 and the Padma Bhushan Award in 2013.
Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly have also set a record of 318 runs for the second wicket in ODI cricket against Sri Lanka, for the best batting, Rahul Dravid awarded by ICC Player of the Year in 2000, Test Player of the Year was also honored in the year 2000.
Height– 1.78m (5.10 in)
Hair color– Black
Eye color– Black
Family & caste
Rahul Dravid belongs to a Maratha family. His father worked in a Jam factory and his mother was an Architecture professor at a university. Mother’s name is Pushpa Dravid and father’s name is Sharad Dravid. He also has a brother named Vijay Dravid.
Rahul Dravid married Vijeta Pendharker on 4 May 2003, who is a surgeon, Rahul Dravid has two sons named Samit Dravid and Anubhav Dravid.
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- His full name is Rahul Sharad Dravid.
- Dravid played hockey before taking up cricket.
- Dravid has won 11 Man of the Match awards in test eight of them in overseas test cricket.
- He has been involved in 300 runs partnership for 2nd wicket 331 with Sachin Tendulkar and 318 with Sourav Ganguly which Still a record.
- Rahul’s jersey number is 19 when asked about the reason he said it in his own style my jersey number is 19 not because of any superstition but because it’s the best way to remember my wife’s birthday.