[74] 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. But for the presence of one Sachin Tendulkar, he could have become known as the greatest Batsman India has ever produced. [144] 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. [201] As of 23 September 2010, Dravid's Test average in abroad is 55.53, and his Test average at home is 50.76;[201] his ODI average abroad is 37.93[202] and his ODI average at home is 43.11. [191], Dravid had always been keen on further honing his batting skills in testing English conditions by playing in county cricket. [56] 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,[76] 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. [149][150] Dravid played as designated keeper in six out of seven matches effecting nine dismissals (6 catches, 3 stumpings) – most by a keeper in the series. It is the second-highest aggregate for an Indian batsman in Test cricket after Sachin Tendulkar. [73], Dravid tasted first success of his ODI career in the 1996 'Friendship' Cup against Pakistan in the tough conditions of Toronto. He Has Scored 13288 Runs In 164 Matches During The Career Span Of 1996-2012 Rahul Dravid – Test Cricket Batting Analysis (1996-2012) [134], On the next tour to Sri Lanka, India lost the first three matches of the triangular event. info) (born 11 January 1973) is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian Test and One Day International teams. [154] Indians declared the innings on 628/8 and then bowled England out twice to register their first test victory in England since 1986. Dravid scored 73 not out in the 2nd innings guiding Kent to a six wicket victory as Warne went wicketless. [29] He is fluent in several languages: Marathi, Kannada, English and Hindi. [81][82], However, Dravid's achievements in the ODIs were dwarfed by his failures in the shorter format of the game. In 2004, Dravid was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India. Dravid has scored nearly 25,000 runs in international cricket and is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. 3 position for the first time in the First Test of the three-match home series against South Africa in Ahmedabad in November 1996. [115] Dravid scored 157 runs in 4 matches of the tournament, at an average of 52.33, including 2 fifties. [131][132] In the ensuing triangular ODI series, he aggregated 121 runs from 5 matches at an average of 40.33 and a strike rate of 101.68,[133] the highlight being an unbeaten 72 off 64 balls, while chasing a target of 235 against Zimbabwe in the 3rd match of the series, guiding India to a 4-wicket win with four balls to spare. [139][140][141] Dravid captained the team in the 'unofficial' Third test in the absence of injured Ganguly, which India lost by an innings margin. [56] Dravid registered a score of ninety each in the next two tests as Australia leveled the series 1–1. Pakistan leveled the series beating India in the Second Test. [41] He was the last man out for 233 runs as India conceded a marginal first innings lead of 33 runs to Australia. [192], Dravid made the most of this opportunity. You have just got to bowl well to him early on because he gets himself really set for a big innings once he is in, Indian people love to give their cricket heroes a nickname. Subsequently, Dravid returned to England to resume his county sojourn with Kent.[41][192]. In March 2006, India lost the Mumbai Test, giving England its first Test victory in India since 1985, enabling it to draw the series 1–1. 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. [225] Vijeta Pendharkar is also from Deshastha Brahmin community as Dravid. [204] and 50.69 runs in ODIs. Apart from his first series against England in 1996, Dravid has batted at the No.3 position for most of his career. [105] By now, Dravid had started to keep wickets on an infrequent basis with India fielding him as designated wicket-keeper in five out of 10 ODIs played in the three events. Dravid concluded a successful stint with Kent aggregating 1221 runs from 16 first class matches(15 county games and 1 tour game against Zimbabwe) at an average of 55.50 including 2 hundreds and 8 fifties. England, West Indies, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India were the 10 Test playing nations during his career. New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS): 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. [75] 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 returned for the Zimbabwe's tour of India but performed below par, scoring a fifty each in the Test series and the bilateral ODI series. 6, was the only Indian batsman who reached double figures in the innings scoring 27 not out. [47] He also took his first catch in Test cricket in this match to dismiss Nasser Hussain off the bowling of Srinath. [158] Dravid did well in the subsequent bilateral 7-match ODI series aggregating 300 runs at an average of 75.00 and a strike rate of 89.82 including one hundred and two fifties. Rahul Dravid is the former captain of Indian Cricket team. [citation needed] In the beginning, he was known as a defensive batsman who should be confined to Test cricket, and was dropped from the ODI squad due to a low strike rate. [41][143], Dravid hit the peak form of his career in 2002. About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Privacy Policy & Safety How YouTube works Test new features On the fourth morning, Dravid got injured while fielding at the same position when the ball from Jayawardene's pull shot hit his face through the helmet grill. [73] By the end of 1998, Dravid had scored 1709 runs in 65 ODIs at a humble average of 31.64 with a poor strike rate of 63.48. He has faced 31258 balls, which is the highest number of balls faced by any player in test cricket. Rahul Dravid's term as India U-19 coach Dravid had served as the head coach of India U-19 in back-to-back editions of the World Cup in 2016 & 2018 respectively. He also effected a brilliant run out of Russel Arnold during Sri Lankan innings fielding at short leg. Dravid played for the Indian cricket team with Sachin Tendulkar as his peer. [161][162] He played as designated keeper in six of the 7-match bilateral ODI series and effected seven dismissals but fared poorly with the bat as India were handed a 2-5 drubbing by the New Zealand. He has taken more than 50 catches each, off the bowling of Anil Kumble (55) and Harbhajan Singh (51) in Tests which is also a record in itself, for a fielder for having taken more than 50 catches of two different bowlers. One of Dravid's most debated decisions was taken in March 2004, when he was standing in as the captain for injured Sourav Ganguly. For the record, the catch of Green was Rohit's fifth in the 4th Test match against the Tim Paine-led side. [213] When asked for a response, Dravid said that Shastri, while a 'fair critic', was 'not privy' to the internal decision-making process of the team. Jammy, as his teammates fondly call him, has many partnership records to his name. 3) He shares a record with Sachin Tendulkar, as the duo have scored more runs in a partnership than any other pair of batsmen in history - a whooping 6,920 runs including 20 century partnerships. [51], Dravid's early years in international cricket mirrored his international debut. [41][111] His career best bowling figure of 2/43 from nine overs in the First ODI at Kochi, was also the best bowling figure by any bowler in that particular match. [50][159] Highlights for Dravid in the tournament included a fifty against England, 44 not out against Pakistan in a successful chase and an unbeaten fifty in another successful chase against New Zealand. This day that year: When Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid fell shy of shattering a 50-year-old record by 3 runs India cricket legends Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid on this day fifteen years ago shared a 410-run opening stand in Lahore, a moment which later saw the crowd give them an … He played 164 Tests and held 210 catches - a record for a non-wicket keeping fielder. His face lit up. [48][87] He top scored for India in the tournament,[88] though his last ODI innings before the World Cup was a golden duck against Pakistan, in the Final of the series. [79][80] 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. Rahul Dravid is, without a doubt, one of the best batsmen India has produced. When I look back, I probably exceeded my expectations with what I have done over the last 10 to 12 years. He scored another fifty in the first innings of the Third Test. [145], Dravid had a decent outing in West Indies in 2002. Dravid top scored for India in the series with 248 runs at an average of 62.00 and a strike rate of 73.59. [91] Dravid put up a partnership of 237 runs with Sachin 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. In this test match Sehwag scored triple century first time. [114], India did well in the 2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy. [108][109], India toured Australia in December 1999 for a 3-match test series and a triangular ODI tournament. Dravid batted at no. [56][167] Dravid top scored in the series with 313 runs at an average of 78.25. [106] This was Dravid's sixth test hundred but his first test hundred on Indian soil. [52] 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. Once again, though, his efforts were in vain as India lost the match, completing a 0–4 whitewash. Analysis of the Rahul Dravid's test batting statistics including his runs, average, strike rate, top scores, record away from home, at home, outside Asia and in Asia. Dravid came out on top. [175] Dravid won the man of the match award for his efforts. Dravid didn't contribute much with the bat. On a dustbowl, tailor-made to suit home team spinners, Warne took 4 wickets but could not take the all important wicket of Dravid. Dravid, widely regarded as a Test specialist, had a fantastic career in both ODIs and Tests as he finished his career with over 10,000 runs … [173] Dravid helped India tread through a tricky chase with an unbeaten fifty as India registered their first test victory in Australia since 1980/81 to go up 1–0 in the series. Dravid captained Indian Test Team for the first time in the second game of the series at Mohali in the absence of Ganguly. He once again scored a crucial fifty in the Sixth ODI as India once again leveled the series after trailing 2–3. 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. He also monitors the progress of India A and India under-19 cricket teams. In the second innings, Laxman, who had scored a fine fifty in the first innings, was promoted to no. Dravid scored 222 runs in the first innings and 73 runs in the second innings receiving a man of the match award for his efforts. Known for his sound batting technique,[3] Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid had been one of the greatest batsmen in the history of Test cricket to have played the game. (Photo by Tony Lewis/Getty Images) Virat Kohli, on Saturday, registered his names in the history books by becoming the first Indian to score a Test century in pink-ball cricket. However, Dravid forged an important partnership of 171 runs with Dasgupta that lasted for 83.2 overs taking India to the brink of safety. [68][69] The Indo-Pak Test series was followed by the 1998–99 Asian Test Championship. [14] Dravid holds a unique record of never getting out for a Golden duck in the 286 Test innings which he has played. India's record under Rahul Dravid as ... and final Test to bag the series 1-0. [45], Dravid announced his form in England hitting consecutive fifties against Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire in the warm-up games. Chasing a target of 395 runs in the First Test, Indian team bundled out meekly for 66 runs on the Durban pitch that provided excessive bounce and seam movement. Dravid played crucial innings in all the three victories. 7, he forged important partnerships, first with another debutante Sourav Ganguly and then with Indian lower order, securing a vital first innings lead for his team. [28] He was selected to India's national cricket team while working towards an MBA at St Joseph's College of Business Administration. Batting at no. Dravid scored 80 in the first of the 5-match ODI series at his home ground as India won the match by 60 runs. Hailed as The Wall, Dravid was named one of the best five cricketers of the year by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 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. Dravid scored 81 and 68 in that match and ended the series as the highest scorer with 497 runs. [190], In July 2014, he played for the MCC side in the Bicentenary Celebration match at Lord's. Dravid has scored 36 centuries in Test cricket, with an average of 52.31; this included five double centuries. 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. While Dravid's record was not as strong, he did not lose a single series at home. Be it the number of balls faced or time spent at the crease, the number of catches held or other partnership records, Dravid has several different records to his name. [90][98][99] 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 appeared in the 2012 Indian Premier League as captain of the Rajasthan Royals. [83], By now, Dravid had been branded as a Test specialist. [50][156], India jointly shared the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy with Sri Lanka. His first century came against South Africa in 1996-97 Series at Wanderers, Johannesburg, where he scored a masterly 148 against the bowling attack of Allan Donald and others. [41] Dravid top scored for India in the series with 619 runs at an average of 123.80 and was awarded player of the series for his efforts. I have failed at times, but I have never stopped trying. Eventually, India lost the Final to Sri Lanka. India won the next two matches to qualify for the Final. [45] Standing-in as the substitute wicket-keeper in the third match of the series for Nayan Mongia, who got injured during keeping, Dravid effected two dismissals. [77] 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. [154] They played cautiously, taking body blows on a pitch with uneven bounce. India, however, lost the last match to lose the series 3–4. Dravid, widely regarded as a Test specialist, had a fantastic career in both ODIs and Tests as he finished his career with over 10,000 runs each in both formats. [103][104] Dravid topped the international runs chart for 1999 cricket season across all formats scoring 782 runs from 19 matches. The book was titled, This page was last edited on 22 January 2021, at 23:15. 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