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Rahul Dravid

  • Rahul Dravid is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket.
  • Born in a Marathi family and brought up in Bangalore.
  • He started playing cricket at the age of 12 and later represented Karnataka at the under-15, under-17 and under-19 levels.
  • Hailed as The Wall, Dravid was named one of the best five cricketers of the year by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2000.
  • Dravid received the Player of the Year and the Test Player of the Year awards at the inaugural ICC awards ceremony in 2004.
  • In December 2011, he became the first non-Australian cricketer to deliver the Bradman Oration in Canberra.
  • As of December 2016, Dravid is the fourth-highest run scorer in Test cricket, after Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis.
  • Dravid is the third cricketer, after Tendulkar and Brian Lara, to score 10,000 runs both in Tests and in ODIs.
  • In 2004, after completing his century against Bangladesh in Chittagong, he became the only player till date to score a century in all ten Test-playing countries
  • As of October 2012, he holds the record for the most number of catches taken by a player (non-wicket-keeper) in Test cricket, with 210.
  • Dravid holds a unique record of never getting out for a Golden duck in the 286 Test innings which he has played.
  • He faced 31258 ball, which is highest number of ball face by any player in test cricket.
  • He also spend 44152 minute, which is highest time spend on crease by any player in test cricket.
  • Rahul Dravid, along with Glenn McGrath were honoured during the seventh annual Bradman Awards function in Sydney on 1 November 2012.
  • Dravid has also been honoured with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan award, India's fourth and third highest civilian awards respectively.
  • In 2014, Rahul Dravid joined the GoSports Foundation, Bangalore as a member of their board of advisors.

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