Dravid, who wanted to have a crack at the tired Pakistani batsmen in the final hour of second day's play, declared Indian innings with Tendulkar batting at 194, just six runs short of his double century. 1. Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid had been one of the greatest batsmen in the history of Test cricket to have played the game. Rahul Dravid played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2008, 2009 and 2010. , India did well in the 2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy.  Dravid captained the team in the 'unofficial' Third test in the absence of injured Ganguly, which India lost by an innings margin.  Dravid, who was instrumental in Wright's appointment as India's first foreign head coach, welcomed him with his maiden double hundred. In one-dayers, he averaged 39.16, with a strike rate of 71.23.  Dravid struck a fine fifty in the last group match as India defeated England to advance into the Super Six stage. Saurav Ganguly’s is regarded as India’s best captain with 21 Test wins. However, Dravid worked hard and re-tooled his game by increasing his range of strokes and adapting his batting style to suit the requirements of ODI cricket. Dravid aggregated 602 runs in the series from four matches at an average of 100.33, including three hundreds and a fifty and was adjudged joint man of the series along with Michael Vaughan. , Indian coach John Wright came out in defence of Dravid, stating that "It was an innocent mistake". He Has Scored 13288 Runs In 164 Matches During The Career Span Of 1996-2012 Rahul Dravid – Test Cricket Batting Analysis (1996-2012) I have failed at times, but I have never stopped trying. His highest scores in ODIs and Tests are 153 and 270 respectively. India bowled Australia out for paltry score of 196 riding on Agarkar's six-wicket haul, and were set a target of 230 runs to win the match. , Two weeks later, India toured South Africa for a three–match Test series. , In July 2014, he played for the MCC side in the Bicentenary Celebration match at Lord's.  Indian badminton player Prannoy Kumar, Para-swimmer Sharath Gayakwad and young Golfer S. Chikkarangappa was part of the initial group of athletes to be mentored by Rahul Dravid.  Former cricketer Keki Tarapore first noticed Dravid's talent while coaching at a summer camp in the Chinnaswamy Stadium. When I look back, I probably exceeded my expectations with what I have done over the last 10 to 12 years. Batting and Fielding Mat No Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s CT ST Career 89 5 2174 75* 28.23 1,882 115.51 0 11 269 28 18 0 2013 18 1 471 65 29.43 Dravid was involved in two of the largest partnerships in ODIs: a 318-run partnership with Sourav Ganguly, the first pair to combine for a 300-run partnership, and then a 331-run partnership with Sachin Tendulkar, which is a world record. 'The fortress' could also describe Rahul. Dravid scored 99 runs in the First ODI helping India post an imposing total of 349. He was brought up in Rahul Dravid Age, Height, Weight  As the conditions became more and more conducive for batting, the Indian batsmen piled on England's misery.  Dravid averages 66.34 runs in Indian Test victories. , Dravid's poor form in Tests continued as India suffered a 0–2 whitewash against South Africa in a home series. Jammy, as his teammates fondly call him, has many partnership records to his name. 3 position which had been Dravid's usual spot for quite sometime now, while Dravid, who had gotten out bowled to Warne for second time in a row in the first innings for just 25 runs, was relegated to no. , In contrast to his ODI debut, his Test debut was rather successful one. Dependable, and often referred to as The Great Wall or The Wall by Indian cricket followers.  His performance against Sri Lanka in fourth ODI (64 runs, 1 catch) earned him a man of the match award. Ajit Agarkar then bagged 6-41 to limit the Aussie second innings to 196. Dravid announced retirement from Twenty20 after playing the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 in Sept.-Oct 2013. While Tendulkar was admittedly disappointed, any rumours of rift between him and Dravid were quashed by both the cricketers and the team management, who claimed that the matter had been discussed and sorted amicably behind closed doors. Virender Sehwag: 1,738 runs in 22 Tests.  Between Season 2002 and Season 2006, Dravid was the second highest scorer overall and top scorer for India across formats, scoring 8,914 runs from 174 matches at an average of 54.02, including 19 hundreds. He scored another fifty in the first innings of the Third Test.  Dravid top scored in both the innings against Zimbabwe scoring 118 and 44 runs respectively however, India lost the one-off Test. In 2019, BCCI appointed Dravid as Head of NCA. Rahul Dravid had gotten Sourav Ganguly run out in the 2003 Adelaide Test but he ... and played out a draw in Sydney as the four-Test eries ended 1-1. Dravid was selected for the Indian squad touring England on the backdrop of a consistent performance in domestic cricket for five years. , Dravid had decent success in Standard Bank tri-series on South Africa tour, scoring 214 runs (including 3 fifties) at an average of 53.50 and a strike rate of 71.81.  Fine performances in the tour games including fifties against Gloucestershire and Leicestershire failed to earn him a place in the team for the First Test. Known for his sound batting technique, The highest score in his career of 270 came against Pakistan at Rawalpindi.  Dravid scored 2, 61 & 29 in the three Super Six matches against Australia, Pakistan & New Zealand respectively.  Having lost an early wicket, Dravid weathered the storm in company of Sanjay Bangar.  Dravid concluded a successful debut series with an impressive average of 62.33 from two Test matches. Rahul Dravid has had a mixed record when leading India in Tests.  He emerged as the highest scorer of the series with 220 runs in five matches at an average of 44.00 and a strike rate of 68.53. , Dravid was born in a Marathi family in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. In 2001, due to temporary loss of form, he was asked to bat at No.6 in the Kolkata Test against Australia. Rahul Dravid turned 48 on Monday and social media was flooded with birthday wishes for the former India captain, both from fans and former cricketers. Dravid top scored for India in the series with 248 runs at an average of 62.00 and a strike rate of 73.59. , Dravid tasted first success of his ODI career in the 1996 'Friendship' Cup against Pakistan in the tough conditions of Toronto. In these 21 matches, Dravid has piled up an astonishing 2,571 runs at a record … Dravid played crucial innings in all the three victories. Here are 5 such Rahul Dravid Test records that you may not have known about. Dravid was appointed the captain for the Indian team for 2007 World Cup, where India had an unsuccessful campaign. Vihari, who played most of the second innings with a hamstring injury that didn't even allow him to run, revealed that he got an appreciation message from the great Rahul Dravid after the match.  Dravid, batting at no.  Dravid won the man of the match award for his efforts.  In May 2000, while Dravid was busy playing county cricket in England, he was appointed as the vice-captain of the Indian team announced for the Asia cup. Batting at no. , Dravid top scored for India in the two-match Test series in New Zealand as India slumped to a whitewash. 13,288 Test runs 10,889 ODI runs 48 international centuries 1 Legendary Career Happy Birthday Sir Rahul Dravid #RahulDravid #legend #gentlemanday , The century drought came to an end in the 1998/99 Test season when he further raised the bar of his performance scoring 752 runs in seven Tests at an average of 62.66 that included four hundreds and one fifty and in the process topping the runs chart for India for the season.  According to the ICC's Code of Conduct, players are not allowed to apply substances to the ball other than sweat and saliva.  In the next tour game against British Universities, Dravid scored a hundred.  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