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Indian Cricketer

  • Rahul Sharad Dravid was born on 11 January 1973 at Indore. Sharad Dravid is his father.
  • He is playing Cricket in the Indian national team since 1996.
  • He was appointed the team captain in October 2005 but resigned from the post in September 2007.
  • He was honored in the list of top-five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2000.
  • He awarded the ICC Player of the Year and the Test Player of the Year at the inaugural awards ceremony held in 2004.
  • He holds the record of having taken the most number of catches in Test cricket.
  • On August 7, 2011, he announced retirement from One Day Internationals and T20.
  • He is regarded as the 'The Wall of Indian cricket'.
  • Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid made their bebut at the same time.
  • He is the second Indian batsman, after Sachin Tendulkar, and the third international player to reach 12,000 runs in Test cricket.
  • On 14 February 2007, he became the sixth player overall and the third Indian (after Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly), to score 10,000 runs in ODI cricket in cricketing history.
  • He is the first and only batsman to score a century in all ten Test playing nations.
  • With more than 200 catches, Dravid currently holds the world record for the most number of catches in Test cricket.
  • Dravid has also been involved in more than 80 century partnerships with 18 different partners and has been involved in 19 century partnerships with Sachin Tendulkar – a world record.
  • He is the second international player to reach 13,000 runs in Test Cricket only after Sachin Tendulkar.
  • he became the first non-Australian cricketer to address at the Bradman Oration in Canberra.
  • He has been bowled 55 times in Test cricket, going past Allan Border's previous record of 53.
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