Rahul Dravid     

Rahul Dravid     

India

Full name Rahul Shared Dravid

 

Born January 11, 1973, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

 

Current age 45 years 313 days

 

Major teams India, Scotland, Asia XI, Canterbury, ICC World XI, Karnataka, Kent, Marylebone Cricket Club, Rajasthan Royals, and Royal Challengers Bangalore

 

Nickname the Wall

 

Playing role Top-order batsman

 

Batting style Right-hand bat

 

Bowling style Right-arm off break

 

Fielding position Occasional wicketkeeper

 

Education St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School

 

International information

National side

India (1996–2012)

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 (prev. 5)

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 (squad no. 19)

2011–2013      Rajasthan Royals (squad no. 19)

2014    Marylebone Cricket Club

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/stampings      210/0   196/14 353/1   233/17

Source: Chicano, 30 January 2012

Rahul Sharad Dravid (born 11 January 1973) is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the current Overseas Batting Consultant for the Indian team, and also the head coach for the Under-19 and ‘A’ teams.

 

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 Widen Cricketers’ Almanac in 2000 and 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 Sachem Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallie. In 2004, after completing his century against Bangladesh in Chittagong, he became the first and the only player till date to score a century in all the 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 has faced 31258 balls, which is highest number of balls face by any player in test cricket. He has also spent 44152 minutes at the crease, which is highest time spent on crease by any player in test cricket.

 

In August 2011, after receiving a surprise recall in the ODI series against England, Dravid declared his retirement from ODIs as well as Twenty20 International (T20I), and in March 2012, he announced his retirement from international and first-class cricket. He appeared in the 2012 Indian Premier League as captain of the Rajasthan Royals.

 

Rahul Dravid, along with Glenn McGrath were honored during the seventh annual Bradman Awards function in Sydney on 1 November 2012. Dravid has also been honored with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhutan 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. In collaboration with GoSports Foundation he is mentoring India’s future Olympians and Paralympians as part of the Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme. 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. In July 2018, Dravid became the fifth Indian cricketer to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame.

 

 

Early life

Dravid was born in a Marathi Deshastha Brahmin family in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. His family later moved to Bangalore, Karnataka, where he was raised. His mother tongue is Marathi. David’s father Sharad Dravid worked for a company that makes jams and preserves, giving rise to the later nickname Jimmy. His mother, Pushpa, was a professor of Architecture at the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE), Bangalore. Dravid has a younger brother named Vijay. He did his schooling at St. Joseph’s Boys High School, Bangalore and earned a degree in commerce from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore. He was selected to India national cricket team while studying MBA in St Joseph’s College of Business Administration. He is fluent in several languages, Marathi, Kannada, English and Hindi.

 

Formative years and domestic career

Dravid started playing cricket at the age of 12, and represented Karnataka at the under-15, the under-17 and the under-19 levels. Former cricketer Keki Tara pore first noticed David’s talent while coaching at a summer camp in the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Dravid scored a century for his school team. He also played as wicket-keeper.

 

Dravid made his Ranji Trophy debut in February 1991, while still attending college. Playing alongside future India teammates Anil Kemble and Java gal Srinath against Maharashtra in Pune, he scored 82 runs in the match, which ended in a draw. He followed it up with a century against Bengal and three successive centuries after. However, David’s first full season was in 1991–92, when he scored two centuries and finished up with 380 runs at an average of 63.30, getting selected for the South Zone cricket team in the Duleep Trophy. David’s caught the national team selectors’ eye with his good performances for India A in the home series against England An in 1994–95.

 

International debut

Dravid, who had been knocking at the doors of Indian national cricket team for quite a while with his consistent performance in domestic cricket, received his first national call in October 1994, for the last two matches of the Wills World Series. However, he could not break into the playing eleven. He went back to the domestic circuit and kept knocking harder. So much so, that when the selectors announced the Indian team for the 1996 World Cup sans Dravid, an Indian daily newspaper carried a headline – “Rahul Dravid gets a raw deal”. However, they could not ignore him any longer after the World Cup. Dravid made his international debut on 3 April 1996 in an ODI against Sri Lanka in the Singer Cup held in Singapore immediately after the 1996 World Cup, replacing Vinod Kemble. He wasn’t particularly impressive with the bat, scoring just three runs before being dismissed by Muttiah Muralitharan, but took two catches in the match. He followed it up with another failure in the next game scoring just four runs before getting run out against Pakistan.

 

In contrast to his ODI debut, his Test debut was rather successful one. Dravid was selected for the Indian squad touring England on the backdrop of a consistent performance in domestic cricket for five years. 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. He finally made his Test debut at Lord’s on 20 June 1996 against England in the Second Test of the series at the expense of injured senior batsman Sanjay Manjrekar. Manjrekar, who was suffering from an ankle injury, was to undergo a fitness test on the morning of the Second Test. Dravid had already been informed that he would play if Manjrekar fails the test. As fate would have it, Manjrekar failed the fitness test. Ten minutes before the toss, Sandeep Patil, the then Indian coach, went up to Dravid to inform him that he was indeed going to make his debut that day. Patil recalled years later:

 

I told him he will be playing. His face lit up. I cannot forget that moment.

 

Coming in to bat at no. 7, he forged important partnerships, first with another debutante Soured Gangly and then with Indian lower order, securing a vital first innings lead for his team. Batting for more than six hours, he scored 95 runs before getting out to the bowling of Chris Lewis. Dravid was just five runs short of a landmark debut hundred when he nicked a Lewis delivery to the keeper and walked even before umpire’s decision. When asked about the walk, he quipped, “Everybody at the ground had heard the nick”. He also took his first catch in Test cricket in this match to dismiss Nasser Husain off the bowling of Srinath. In the next tour game against British Universities, Dravid scored a hundred. He scored another fifty in the first innings of the Third Test. Dravid concluded a successful debut series with an impressive average of 62.33 from two Test matches.

 

I had played five years of first-class cricket to break into the Indian team … scored a lot of runs in domestic cricket … was lucky to get the opportunity … knew that probably it would be the only one. Otherwise I would have to go back to domestic cricket and start the cycle all over again … I remember when I was 50 not out at the end of the day … walking back to the hotel with Srinath and I knew somehow that this was probably a very significant innings. I knew I had some more breathing space … a few more Test matches at least … gave me a lot of confidence scoring 95 here and 80 at Trent Bridge … as a player and as a person.

Rahul Dravid, reflecting back on his Test debut 15 years later, during India tour of England, 2011.

Early years (1996–98) — a tale of two formats

David’s early years in international cricket mirrored his international debut. While he straightaway made a name for himself in Test cricket, he had to struggle quite a bit to make a mark in ODIs.

 

Success in Test cricket

After a successful Test debut in England, Dravid played in the one-off Test against Australia in Delhi – his first Test in India. Batting at no. 6, he scored 40 runs in the first innings. Dravid batted at no. 3 position for the first time in the First Test of the three-match home series against South Africa in Ahmedabad in November 1996. He didn’t do too well in the series scoring just 175 runs at an average of 29.16.

 

 

Dravid continued his good run in the following season scoring seven fifties in eight Tests that included fifties in six consecutive innings (three each against Sri Lanka and Australia), becoming only the second Indian to do so after Gundappa Vishwanath. By the end of 1997/98 Test season, he had scored 15 fifties in 22 Tests which included four scores of nineties but just a solitary hundred.

 

The century drought came to an end in the ensuing 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 1998/99 Test season. The first of those four hundreds came on the Zimbabwe tour. Dravid top scored in both the innings against Zimbabwe scoring 118 and 44 runs respectively however, India lost the one-off Test.

Later that month, India played a two Test home series against Pakistan. Dravid didn’t contribute much with the bat. India lost the First Test but won the Second Test in Delhi riding on Kumble’s historic 10-wicket haul. Dravid played his part in the 10-wicket haul by taking a catch to dismiss Mushtaq Ahmed who was Kumble’s eighth victim of the innings. The Indo-Pak Test series was followed by the 1998–99 Asian Test Championship. Dravid couldn’t do much with the bat as India went on to lose the riot-affected First Test of the championship against Pakistan at the Eden Gardens. India went to Sri Lanka to play the Second Test of the championship. Dravid scored his fourth hundreds of the season at Colombo in the first innings of the match. He also effected a brilliant run out of Russell Arnold during Sri Lankan innings fielding at short leg. On the fourth morning, Dravid got injured while fielding at the same position when the ball from Jayewardene’s pull shot hit him below his left eye through the helmet grill. He didn’t come out to bat in the second innings due to the injury. The match ended in a draw as India failed to qualify for the Finals of the championship.

 

Struggle in ODIs

In a stark contrast to his Test career, Dravid had to struggle a lot to make a mark in the ODIs. Between his ODI debut in April 1996 and the end of 1998 calendar year, Dravid regularly found himself in and out of the ODI team.

 

Despite his initial struggle in ODIs, there were quite a few highlights as well. Dravid tasted first success of his ODI career in the 1996 ‘Friendship’ Cup against Pakistan in the tough conditions of Toronto. 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. He won his first ODI Man of the Match award for the 46 runs scored in the low scoring third game of the series. He top scored for India in the Standard Bank International One-Day Series 1996/97 in South Africa with 280 runs from eight games at an average of 35.00 and a strike rate of 60.73, the highlight being a Man of the Match award-winning performance (84 runs, one catch) in the Final of the series that came in a losing cause. He was the second highest run scorer for India in the four-match bilateral ODI series in the West Indies in 1996/97 with 121 runs at an average of 40.33 and a strike rate of 57.61.

 

David’s maiden ODI hundred came in a losing cause in the 1997 Pepsi Independence Cup against Pakistan in Chennai. Dravid top scored for India in the quadrangular event with 189 runs from three games at an average of 94.50 and a strike rate of 75.60 however, India failed to qualify for the Final of the series.

 

David’s ODI renaissance began on the 1998/99 New Zealand tour. He carried his form from the Hamilton Test, where he had scored twin centuries, into the bilateral ODI series and scored a run-a-ball hundred in the First ODI that earned him his third Man of the Match award. The hundred came in a losing cause.[88] However, his effort of 51 runs from 71 balls in the Fourth ODI came in India’s victory and earned him his second Man of the Match award of the series. He ended as the top scorer of the series with 309 runs from five games at an average of 77.25 and a strike rate of 84.65. Dravid scored a hundred against Sri Lanka in 1998/99 Pepsi Cup at Nagpur adding a record 236 runs for the 2nd wicket with Gangly, who also scored a hundred in the match. Uncharacteristically, Dravid was the faster of the two scoring 116 of 118 deliveries. In the next match against Pakistan, he bowled four overs and took the wicket of Saeed Anwar, out caught behind by wicket-keeper Nayan Mongia. This was his first wicket in international cricket.

Debut World Cup success

1999 Cricket World Cup

Dravid announced his form in England hitting consecutive fifties against Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire in the warm-up games.

 

He made his World Cup debut against South Africa at Hove striking a half century, but scored just 13 in the next game against Zimbabwe. India lost both the games. Having lost the first two games, India needed to win the remaining three games of the first round to have any chance of advancing into the Super Six stage. Dravid put up a partnership of 237 runs with Sachem Tendulkar against Kenya at Bristol – a World Cup record – and in the process hit his maiden World Cup hundred, helping India to a 94-run victory. India’s designated keeper Mongia left the field at the end of 9th over during Kenyan innings, forcing Dravid to keep the wickets for the rest of the innings. In the absence of injured Nayan Mongia, Dravid played his first ODI as a designated keeper against Sri Lanka at Taunton. Dravid once again staged a record breaking partnership worth 318 runs – the first ever three hundred run partnership in ODI history – but this time with Soured Gangly, guiding India to a 157-run win. Dravid scored 145 runs from 129 balls with 17 fours and a six, becoming the second batsman in World Cup history to hit back-to-back hundreds. Dravid struck a fine fifty in the last group match as India defeated England to advance into the Super Six stage. Dravid scored 2, 61 & 29 in the three Super Six matches against Australia, Pakistan & New Zealand respectively. India failed to qualify for the semi-finals having lost to Australia and New Zealand but achieved a consolation victory against Pakistan in a tense game, what with the military conflict going on between the two countries in Kashmir at the same time. Dravid emerged as the top scorer of the tournament with 461 runs from 8 games at an average of 65.85 and a strike rate of 85.52. He capped a successful World Cup outing on personal front with a commentary stint during the World Cup Final which resulted in him getting reprimanded by the BCCI for appearing on television without board’s permission. He received CEAT Cricketer of the World Cup award, later that year.

India toured Australia in December 1999 for a 3-match test series and a triangular ODI tournament. Although Dravid scored a hundred against Tasmania in the practice match, he failed miserably with the bat in the Test series as India slumped to a 0–3 whitewash. He did reasonably well in the 1999–2000 Carlton & United Series scoring 3 fifties in the triangular event however, India failed to qualify for the Final of the tournament.

Rise through the ranks

In February 2000, Tendulkar tendered his resignation from captaincy amidst much speculations resulting in the promotion of Gangly, the vice-captain then, as the new captain of the Indian team. In May 2000, while Dravid was busy playing county cricket in England, Indian team was announced for the Asia cup and he was handed the vice-captaincy of the team. The newly appointed vice-captain had to leave the county championship temporarily, missing two championship games and two one day games, to fulfill his national commitment. Indian team, Dravid included, fared poorly in the Asia cup and failed to qualify for the Final. Subsequently, Dravid returned to England to resume his county sojourn with Kent.

 

History at Eden

The Australian team toured India in February 2001 for what was being billed as the “Final Frontier” for Steve Waugh’s all conquering men, who were coming on the back of 15 consecutive Test wins. Dravid failed in the first innings of the First Test but displayed strong resilience in Tendulkar’s company in the second innings. David’s 196 ball long resistance finally ended when he got out bowled to Warne for 39 runs. Despite their efforts, they could not stop the Australians from extending their winning streak to 16 consecutive Test wins as they beat India convincingly by 10 wickets inside three days.

 

Peak years (2002–2006)

Overall, Dravid had a disappointing 2001/02 season, scoring 296 runs from seven Tests at an average of 29.60. However, Dravid struck form in the ensuing season. For the next four years, Dravid outclassed every Indian batsman by a mile to establish himself as India’s most prolific run-machine. During this four year period, Dravid was the top scorer for India in both the formats of the game. Dravid scored 4,697 runs for India in 48 Tests at an average of 70.10, almost 18 runs more than the next best batsman, VI render Sewage, who averaged 52.48 in the same period. He scored fourteen hundreds during the period, including four double hundreds.

 

India tour of England, 2002

India’s next international assignment was the England tour in June 2002, six years after the previous tour when Dravid had made his Test debut. It was on this tour where Dravid hit the peak form of his career. The tour started with a triangular ODI series involving India, England and Sri Lanka. Dravid continued his keeping job in the series. In the first ODI at Lord’s, he effected three dismissals (two catches and a stumping) and then scored an unbeaten 73 guiding India to a six-wicket victory against England in the company of Yuvraj Singh. In the 4th ODI against Sri Lanka, he scored a fifty that won him a man of the match award as India won the match by 4 wickets. India eventually pulled off a remarkable chase to win the tournament beating England in the final by two wickets. David’s aggregated 245 runs in the tournament at an average of 49.

 

Dravid warmed up for the four-match Test series with a fifty against Hampshire in the tour game. He scored 46 and 63 in the First Test at Lord’s as India lost the match by 170 runs. He failed in the first innings of the Second Test at Nottingham as India scored 357 runs. England, riding on Vaughn’s hundred, piled up a mammoth 617 runs, taking a first innings lead of 260 runs. Indian team was in a state of bother as they were reduced to 11/2 in the second innings, still trailing by 249 runs however, a match saving hundred by Dravid along with the fifties from Tendulkar and Gangly enabled India to draw the match.

 

 

2003 Cricket World Cup

He was appointed the vice-captain during 2003 World Cup, in which India reached the finals, playing as a wicket-keeper batsman to accommodate an additional batsman, a strategy that worked out well. Dravid was appointed the captain for the Indian team for 2007 World Cup, where India had an unsuccessful campaign.

 

 

Dravid fielding during a Test match against Sri Lanka in Galle in 2008.

In 2003–2004 season, Dravid scored three double centuries: one each against New Zealand, Australia and Pakistan. In the first innings of the second Test against Australia at Adelaide, India reached 85–4 in reply to Australia’s 556, when Dravid and Laxman made 303 for the fifth wicket. Layman was dismissed for 148 and Dravid went on make 233, at that time the highest score by an Indian batsman outside India. He made 72 not out in the second innings, and India won. Dravid scored 619 runs in the four-match series against Australia with an average of 103.16, winning the man of the series award. During the latter part of the season, in Gingili’s absence, Dravid led India to its first test victory over Pakistan at their home in the first test match at Multan Cricket Stadium. At Rawalpindi, in the third and final match of the series, Dravid made 270 runs, helping India to win the series. During India’s unsuccessful tour of England in 2011, in which their 4–0 loss cost them the top rank in Test cricket, Dravid made three centuries.

 

 

Dravid batting against Australia at the MCG

2011 Tour of England

Having regained his form on the tour to West Indies, where he scored a match-winning hundred in Sabina Park, Jamaica, Dravid then toured England in what was billed as the series which would decide the World No. 1 ranking in tests. It would later be hailed as one of his greatest series performances by experts. In the first test at Lord’s, in reply to England’s 474, Dravid scored an unbeaten 103, his first hundred at the ground where he debuted in 1996. He received scant support from his teammates as India were bowled out for 286 and lost the test. The 2nd test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham again saw Dravid in brilliant form. Sent out to open the batting in place of an injured Gautam Gambhir, he scored his second successive hundred. His 117 though, again came in a losing cause, as a collapse of 6 wickets for 21 runs in the first innings led to a massive defeat by 319 runs. Dravid failed in both innings in the third test at Birmingham, as India lost by an innings and 242 runs, one of the heaviest defeats in their history. However, he came back brilliantly in the fourth and final match at The Oval. Again opening the batting in place of Gambhir, he scored an unbeaten 146 out of India’s total of 300, carrying his bat through the innings. Once again, though, his efforts were in vain as India lost the match, completing a 0–4 whitewash. In all, he scored 461 runs in the four matches at an average of 76.83 with three hundreds. He accounted for over 26% of India’s runs in the series and was named India’s man of the series by England coach Andy Flower. His performance in the series was met with widespread admiration and was hailed by some as one of his finest ever series.

 

Retirement

Rahul Dravid was dropped from the ODI team in 2009, but was selected again for an ODI series in England in 2011, surprising even Dravid himself since, although he had not officially retired from ODI cricket, he had not expected to be recalled. After being selected, he announced that he would retire from ODI cricket after the series. He played his last ODI innings against England at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, on 16 September 2011, scoring 69 runs from 79 balls before being bowled by Graeme Swann. His last limited-overs international match was his debut T20I match; he announced his retirement before playing his first T20I match.

 

 

Dravid married with Vijeta Pendharker

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 4 May 2003 he married Vijeta Pendharkar, a surgeon from Nagpur. They have two children: Samit, born in 2005, and Anvay, born in 2009. Dravid is fluent in Marathi, Hindi, Kannada and English.

 

 

Controversies

Ball-tampering incident

In January 2004, Dravid was found guilty of ball tampering during an ODI with Zimbabwe. Match referee Clive Lloyd adjudged the application of an energy sweet to the ball as a deliberate offence, although Dravid himself denied this was his intent. Lloyd emphasized that television footage caught Dravid putting a lozenge on the ball during the Zimbabwean innings on Tuesday night at the Gabber. According to the ICC’s Code of Conduct, players are not allowed to apply substances to the ball other than sweat and saliva. Dravid was fined half of his match fee.

 

Indian coach John Wright came out in defense of Dravid, stating that “It was an innocent mistake”. Wright argued that Dravid had been trying to apply saliva to the ball when parts of a lozenge he had been chewing stuck to the ball; Dravid then tried to wipe it off. ICC regulations prevented Dravid from commenting about the issue, but former Indian captain Sourav gangly also stated that David’s act was “just an accident”.

 

Captaincy

Rahul Dravid has had a mixed record when leading India in Tests.

Captaincy record

Test Matches

Table: Results by opposition in Tests

Opposition      Span    Matches           Won    Lost     Tied     Draw

Australia         2004–2004      2          1          1          0          0

Bangladesh    2007–2007      2          1          0          0          1

England          2006–2007      6          2          1          0          3

New Zealand 2003–2003      1          0          0          0          1

Pakistan          2004–2006      5          1          2          0          2

South Africa  2006–2007      3          1          2          0          0

Sri Lanka        2005–2005      2          1          0          0          1

West Indies    2006–2006      4          1          0          0          3

Total    2003–2007      25        8          6          0          11

One Day Internationals

Table: Results by opposition in ODIs

Opposition      Matches           Won    Lost     Tied     NR

Australia         6          1          4          0          1

Bangladesh    3          2          1          0          0

Bermuda        1          1          0          0          0

England          13        9          4          0          0

New Zealand 2          0          1          0          1

Pakistan          9          5          4          0          0

Scotland         1          1          0          0          0

South Africa  9          4          5          0          0

Sri Lanka        16        8          6          0          2

West Indies    16        8          8          0          0

Zimbabwe      3          3          0          0          0

Total    79        42        33        0          4

Rahul Dravid centuries and results for India

Total    Won    Win % Lost     Lost%  Tie       Tie%    Draw   Draw%

Test     36        16        44.44%            4          11.11%            0          0%       16        44.44%

ODI     12        8          66.67%            4          33.33%            0          0%       0          0%

Total    48        24        50%     8          16.67%            0          0          16        33.33%

Biographies

Two biographies have been written on Rahul Dravid and his career.

Rahul Sharad Dravid Explore Rahul David’s performance Batting and fielding averages

Mat      Inns     NO      Runs    HS       Ave     BF       SR       100      50        4s         6s         Ct        St

Tests Insights on test  164      286      32        13288  270      52.31   31258  42.51   36        63        1654    21        210            0

ODIs Insights on odi  344      318      40        10889  153      39.16   15284  71.24   12        83        950      42        196            14

T20Is Insights on t20i 1          1          0          31        31        31.00   21        147.61 0          0          0          3          0            0

First-class        298      497      67        23794  270      55.33                           68        117                              353      1

List A  449      416      55        15271  153      42.30                           21        112                              233      17

T20s Insights on t20   109      101      7          2586    75*      27.51   2271    113.87 0          13        311      34        23            0

Bowling averages

Mat      Inns     Balls    Runs    Wkts    BBI     BBM   Ave     Econ    SR       4w       5w       10

Tests Insights on test  164      5          120      39        1          1/18     1/18     39.00   1.95     120.0   0          0          0

ODIs Insights on odi  344      8          186      170      4          2/43     2/43     42.50   5.48     46.5     0          0          0

T20Is Insights on t20i 1          –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –

First-class        298                  617      273      5          2/16                 54.60   2.65     123.4               0          0

List A  449                  477      421      4          2/43     2/43     105.25 5.29     119.2   0          0          0

T20s Insights on t20   109      –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –

Career statistics

Test debut       England v India at Lord’s, Jun 20-24, 1996 scorecard

Last Test         Australia v India at Adelaide, Jan 24-28, 2012 scorecard

Test statistics

 

ODI debut      India v Sri Lanka at Singapore, Apr 3, 1996 scorecard

Last ODI         England v India at Cardiff, Sep 16, 2011 scorecard

ODI statistics

 

Only T20I       England v India at Manchester, Aug 31, 2011 scorecard

T20I statistics

 

First-class debut          1990/91

Last First-class            Australia v India at Adelaide, Jan 24-28, 2012 scorecard

List A debut    1992/93

Last List A      England v India at Cardiff, Sep 16, 2011 scorecard

T20s debut      Karnataka v Gujarat at Mumbai (BS), Apr 17, 2007 scorecard

Last T20s        Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals at Delhi, Oct 6, 2013 scorecard

Recent matches

Bat & Bowl     Team   Opposition      Ground            Match Date     Scorecard

0          M.C.C.            v ROW XI      Lord’s  5 Jul 2014        Other OD

1          Royals v Mum Indians            Delhi   6 Oct 2013      T20

5          Royals v Super Kings Jaipur   4 Oct 2013      T20

10        Royals v Otego           Jaipur   1 Oct 2013      T20

0          Royals v Scorchers      Jaipur   29 Sep 2013    T20

31        Royals v Lions            Jaipur   25 Sep 2013    T20

1          Royals v Mum Indians            Jaipur   21 Sep 2013    T20

43        Royals v Mum Indians            Kolkata           24 May 2013   T20

12        Royals v Sunrisers       Delhi   22 May 2013   T20

25        Royals v Sunrisers       Hyderabad (Deccan)   17 May 2013   T20

Overview of his Profile

Rahul Dravid was probably one of the last classical Test match batsmen. His progress into the national side may have been steady and methodical rather than meteoric, but once there, Dravid established himself at the vanguard of a new, defiant generation that were no longer easy beats away from home. Armed with an orthodox technique drilled into him by Keki Tara pore, he became the cement that held the foundations firm while the flair players expressed themselves. Yet, for a man quickly stereotyped as one-paced and one-dimensional, he too could stroke the ball around when the mood struck him.

 

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