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Rahul Sharad Dravid is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian National Team. He was born on 11.01.1973. He is the Director of Cricket Operations at National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru, India. He also monitors the progress of India A and India Under-19 Cricket Teams.

Rahul Dravid was also head coach for the India Under-19, and India A Teams from 2016 to 2019.

Under the coaching of Rahul Dravid, Under-19 Team of India was Runners Up in 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup and were Winners in 2018 Under-19 World Cup.

In 2019, BCCI appointed Rahul Dravid as head of NCA. Known for his sound batting technique, Dravid has scored nearly 25000 runs in International Cricket and is widely recognized as one of the greatest Batsmen in the history of cricket.

Rahul Dravid is colloquially known as Dependable, and often referred to as The Great Wall or The Wall by Indian Cricket Followers.

Now, please find facts, figures and information from Wikipedia about the cricketing career of Rahul Dravid….

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid at GQ Men Of The Year 2012 AWARD.jpg

Rahul Dravid at GQ Men of the Year 2012 Awards

Personal information
Full name Rahul Sharad Dravid
Born 11 January 1973 (age 47)
IndoreMadhya Pradesh, India
Nickname The Wall, The Great Wall, Jammy, Mr. Dependable[1]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right arm off spin
Role Batsman, occasional wicket-keeper
Website www.rahuldravid.com
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 207) 20 June 1996 v England
Last Test 24 January 2012 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 95) 3 April 1996 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 16 September 2011 v England
ODI shirt no. 19
Only T20I (cap 38) 31 August 2011 v England
T20I shirt no. 19
Domestic team information
Years Team
1990–2012 Karnataka
2000 Kent
2003 Scottish Saltires
2008–2010 Royal Challengers Bangalore
2011–2013 Rajasthan Royals
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 164 344 298 449
Runs scored 13,288 10,889 23,794 15,271
Batting average 52.31 39.16 55.33 42.30
100s/50s 36/63 12/83 68/117 21/112
Top score 270 153 270 153
Balls bowled 120 186 617 477
Wickets 1 4 5 4
Bowling average 39.00 42.50 54.60 105.25
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/18 2/43 2/16 2/43
Catches/stumpings 210/0 196/14 353/1 233/17
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 30 January 2012

Quotes :

01. A career in sports is almost impossible to manage without the support and guidance and reassurance of family and friends. During tough times, and there always are, this is whom we go to….RAHUL DRAVID.

Hindi : परिवार और दोस्तों की सहायता और मार्गदर्शन और आश्वासन के बिना खेल केरियर संभालना लगभग असंभव है। कठिन समय के दौरान, जो हमेशा से हैं, ये हैं जिनके पास हम जाते हैं…राहुल द्रविड़ ।

02. No dream is ever chased alone. ….RAHUL DRAVID.

Hindi : कोई भी सपना कभी भी अकेले पीछा नहीं किया जा सकता …राहुल द्रविड़ ।

03. I think credibility, irrespective of what you do, if you are in public life, then it is important. ….RAHUL DRAVID.

Hindi : मैं सोचता हूँ विश्वसनीयता, आप कुछ भी करने के बावजूद, अगर आप सार्वजनिक जीवन में हैं, तो यह आवश्यक है …राहुल द्रविड़ ।

04. There are so many fans and so many people who care deeply about this game, and it is because of these fans, that we are who we are as cricketers. ….RAHUL DRAVID.

Hindi : बहुत सारे प्रशंसक हैं और बहुत सारे लोग जो इस खेल के बारे में गहराई से परवाह करते हैं, और यह इन प्रशंसकों के कारण ही हम जो है सो हैं क्रिकेटर के रूप में …राहुल द्रविड़ ।

05. What drew me towards team’s sport were the camaraderie and friendship. The chance to celebrate victory and success with a group of other people is something I have enjoyed doing. ….RAHUL DRAVID.

Hindi : जो मुझे टीम के खेलों की ओर आकर्षित किया वो भाई-चारा और दोस्ती थे। जीत और जश्न मनाने का मौका अन्य लोगों के समूह के साथ ऐसा ही कुछ है जो मुझे करने में पसंद आता है …राहुल द्रविड़ ।

06. Sometimes fitness is a good thing to have, but you have to recognize that fitness takes you only so far, and skills are the most important things. Fitness just helps you execute those cricketing skills for longer and more consistently, may be.

Hindi : कभी-कभी फिटनेस एक अच्छी बात है, लेकिन आपको यह पहचानना होगा कि फिटनेस आपको केवल इतनी दूर ले जाती है, और कौशल सबसे महत्वपूर्ण चीज है। शायद फिटनेस केवल सहायता करती है आपको निष्पादन करने उन क्रिकेटिंग कौशलों को ज्यादा समय तक और लगातार…राहुल द्रविड़ ।

07. I am what I am. I have not deliberately built an image for myself.

Hindi : मैं जो हूँ वो हूँ। मैंने जान बूझकर अपने लिए एक छबि नहीं बनाई है …राहुल द्रविड़ ।

08. There is an element of mystique to radio, and I often listen to cricket commentary on radio, especially when one is stuck in a traffic jam.

Hindi : रेडियो पर रहस्य का एक तत्व है, और मैं अकसर रेडियो पर क्रिकेट कमेंट्री सुनता हूँ खास कर जब कोई ट्रैफिक जाम में फंस जाता …राहुल द्रविड़ ।

09. Cricket is just something that I am good at, just like various people are good at various things. What’s lucky is that cricket gets enormous publicity.

Hindi : क्रिकेट केवल ऐसी एक चीज है जिस पर मैं अच्छा हूँ। जैसे विभिन्न लोग विभिन्न चीजों पर अच्छे हैं । सौभाग्य यह है कि क्रिकेट को भारी प्रचार मिलता है…राहुल द्रविड़ ।

10. You get an image in this first couple of years of your career, and then whether you like it or not, you are stuck with it for the rest of your life.

Hindi : आपको अपने कैरियर के पहले कुछ वर्षों में एक छबि मिलती है, और फिर आप इसे पसंद करते हैं या नहीं, आप अपने पूरे जीवन के लिए इसके साथ अटके रहते हैं…राहुल द्रविड़ ।

11. Reading allows me to recharge my batteries.

Hindi : पढ़ने से मुझे अपनी वैटरी रिचार्ज करने की इजाजत मिलती है …राहुल द्रविड़ ।

12. You don’t win or lose the games because of 11 you select. You win or lose with what these 11 do on the field.

Hindi : आपके द्वारा चुने गए 11 के कारण आप गेम नहीं जीतते या हारते हैं । आप जीतते हैं या हारते हैं उससे जो वो 11 मैदान पर करते हैं…राहुल द्रविड़ ।

13. On the offside, first there is God, then Saurav Ganguly.

Hindi : ऑफ साइड पे पहले भगवान है, फिर सौरभ गांगुली…राहुल द्रविड़ ।

14. I have failed at times, but I have never stopped trying.

Hindi : मैं कोई बार असफल रहा हूँ, पर मैं ने कोशिश करना कभी नहीं छोड़ा …राहुल द्रविड़ ।

15. You don’t play for revenge, you play for respect and pride.

Hindi : आप बदला लेने के लिए मत खेलो, आप खेलो सम्मान और गौरव के लिए…राहुल द्रविड़ ।

16. Provin Tambe is bigger inspiration than me for young cricketer.

Hindi : नौजवान खिलाड़ियों के लिए मुझसे बड़ा प्रेरणा प्रवीण ताम्बे है …राहुल द्रविड़ ।

17. If you don’t ask for the best, you don’t get it.

Hindi : अगर आप सर्वश्रेष्ठ के लिए नहीं पुछेंगे, आपको यह मिलेगा नहीं …राहुल द्रविड़ ।

18. Even if my grandchildren don’t remember the fact that I scored 10000 runs in Test and ODI cricket, I am confident that they will remember that Sachin Tendulkar used to be my teammate.

Hindi : यद्यपि मेरे पोते यह तथ्य को याद नहीं रख सकेंगे कि मैंने 10000 रन टेस्ट और ODI में बनाया था, मैं आश्वस्त हूँ कि वे याद रखेंगे कि सचिन तेंदुलकर मेरे टीममेट हुआ करता था…राहुल द्रविड़ ।

19. If I had been dropped…. I would have still continued to play first class cricket. Not in the intention of trying to make a comeback. But, because I still wanted to just play the game.

Hindi : अगर मुझे निकाल दिया गया होता तो…. मैं तभी भी प्रथम श्रेणी क्रिकेट खेलना जारी रखता । कोशिश वापसी करने के इरादे से नहीं…. लेकिन क्योंकि मैं अभी भी सिर्फ खेल खेलना चाहता था…राहुल द्रविड़ ।

20. I am not the only intense or intellectual cricketer. I played with other cricketers who could be pretty, intense and intellectual.

Hindi : मैं ही नहीं हूँ प्रवल (तीव्र) या बुद्धिमान क्रिकेटर। मैं अन्य क्रिकेटरों के साथ खेला जो बहुत प्रवल (तीव्र) क्रिकेटर और बुद्धिमान हो सकते हैं…राहुल द्रविड़ ।

Some more facts about Rahul Dravid :

  • Rahul Dravid was born in Indore in a Marathi famiy. His full name is Rahul Sharad Dravid. Later moved to Bengaluru and settled there.
  • His mother tongue is Marathi. His mother Pushpa was a Professor of Architecture at the University Visvesvarya College of Engineering (UVCE), Bengaluru. She was also an Artist and held various exhibitions in Bengaluru.
  • His father Sharad Dravid, a Maharashtrian, lived most of his life in Karnataka. He worked in a jam factory and was an ardent cricket lover. Rahul Dravid often accompanied his father to cricket matches.
  • As Dravid’s father worked in a Jam factory, this earned him the nickname ‘Jammy’. He is also called as ‘The Wall’ and ‘Mr. Dependable’.
  • Rahul Dravid did his schooling from St. Joseph’s Boys High School, Bengaluru and earned a degree in commerce from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bengalure. He was selected to India National Cricket team while studying MBA in St. Joseph’s College of Business Administration.
  • Rahul Dravid played hockey before taking up cricket. He started playing cricket at the age of 12. He represented his State Karnataka team at under-15, under-17 and under-19 levels.
  • Rahul Dravid made his Ranji debut in 1991 when he was still attending his college. He played alongside future Indian teammates like Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath.
  • Rahul Dravid made his Test debut against England in Lords. He went at No. 7 and scored 95 runs.
  • He made ODI debut in 1996 against Sri Lanka when he replaced Vinod Kambli in the team. He scored just 3 runs.
  • He made his maiden ton against South Africa at Wanderers. He scored 148 and 81 runs in the two innings while playing at number 3.
  • With 461 runs, Rahul was the highest scorer in 1991 World Cup. He was also named as one of the best five cricketers of the year by Wisden in 2000.
  • Rahul has been involved in two 300+ runs partnerships – 331 with Sachin Tendulkar in Hyderabad and 318 with Saurav Ganguly in Taunton.
  • Rahul is the only Indian to hold the record for scoring centuries in four consecutive innings in Test Cricket.
  • Rahul is the only cricketer to play his debut match and also retire in the same match. This happened in T20 Internationals.
  • Rahul is the only Test player to score a century against all the Test playing nations.
  • Dravid has won 11 Man of the Match Awards in Tests. 8 are in Overseas Tests and 3 in Indian soil.
  • Rahul has faced 31258 deliveries (5209 overs) in 164 Test Matches. No other Batsman has faced 30000 or more deliveries so far.

Achievements and Awards :

National Level :

Arjuna Award – 1998

Padma Shri – 2004

Padma Bhushan – 2013

Other Awards :

1991 – CEAT International Cricketer of the World Cup.

2000 – One among five cricketers selected as Wisden Cricketer of the Year.

2004 – ICC Cricketer of the Year.

2006 – Captain of the ICC’s Test Team.

2011 – NDTV Indian of the Year’s Lifetime Achievement awarded along with Dev Anand.

2012 – Don Bradman Award with Glenn McGrath.

2015 – Wisden India’s Highest Impact Test Batsman.

2018 – ICC Hall of Fame.

Rahul Dravid’s Retirement Speech, March 2012 :

“My approach to cricket has been reasonably simple : it was about giving everything to the team, it was about playing with dignity, and it was about upholding the spirit of the game. I hope I have done some of that. I have failed at times, but I have never stopped trying. It is why I leave with sadness but also with pride” (Source : Wikipedia).

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