<p style=”text-align: justify;”> Rahul Dravid was born 11 January 1973 at Indore. A former Indian Cricketer and Captain widely considered one among the greatest batsmen in history of cricket. Born in Marathi family and grown up in Karnataka. He started playing cricket when he was 12 years and later played for Karnataka state at the under-15, under-17 and under-19 levels. Since Hailed as Wall, Dravid named one among the most effective 5 cricketers of the year by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack in 2000.
10 Interesting Facts About Rahul Dravid:-
- Dravid’s father worked at the Kissan factory that makes Jams, that has earned Dravid the nickname ‘Jammy’. He has also starred in an ad for Kissan.
- Rahul holds the excellence of being the only Indian to get centuries in four consecutive test match innings when he scored against West Indies at Mumbai. His previous 3 centuries, 115,148 and 217 came during India’s tour of England in 2002.
- In 2004,when the ICC awards launched, Rahul won the ICC Test Player of the year. And also the Player of the year awards that remains one among his greatest achievements.
- Rahul Dravid is also the only cricketer to score a century with every Test playing nation. He achieved this in 2004 at Chittagong, with a century against Bangladesh.
- On December 14,2012, at the War Memorial in Canberra, Rahul Dravid delivered the Bradman oration. Rather than Non-australian, He is only cricketer to handle the Bradman oratory. What an honor!
- Dravid was the highest scorer in seventh ODI World Cup in England in 1999, with 461 runs, a perfect response to those who kept insisting he was a Test match batsman.
- Rahul Dravid voted the sexiest sports person in India in an internet survey (2004-05). He left the likes of Yuvraj Singh and Sania Mirza behind.
- Dravid is only player in cricket history have made his debut and retired in same match. He scored 31 off 21 in his T20 debut against England in summer of 2011.
- Glenn McGrath once splendidly said that if there was one Indian cricketer who might earn an immediate entry into the great Australian team of the late 90s, it might be Rahul Dravid.
- We’ve already told you why Rahul named ‘Jammy’. However only a few individuals know that there’s also a local area cricket tournament at the school level named after the veteran batsman. The ‘Jammy Cup’ organized in Bangalore and man-of-the-match gets the title of ‘Jammy of the Day’.
Rahul Dravid declared his retirement from Test and domestic cricket on 9 March 2012, after the 2011–12 tour of Australia. Also Dravid known for his technique and had been one among the most effective batsmen for the Indian cricket team. He called a defensive batsman. Rahul is called as the Wall of Indian Cricket Team. He is a Legend.
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