Rahul Dravid is a retired Indian cricketer who is widely considered one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is often referred to as “The Wall” for his ability to play long innings and defend his team’s score. He made his debut for the Indian cricket team in 1996, and went on to play international cricket for over 16 years.
Dravid is considered one of the most technically sound batsmen to have played the game and is known for his ability to play spin bowling. He has scored over 24,000 runs in international cricket, including 36 centuries in Test matches and 10 in One Day Internationals. He also held the record for the most catches by a non-wicketkeeper in Test cricket (210) until it was broken by slip fielder slip fielder Ricky Ponting in 2018.
Dravid captained the Indian cricket team from 2005 to 2007 and is the only captain in cricket history to have achieved the distinction of leading the team to Test wins in all the ten Test-playing nations.
He is considered as one of the best slip fielders of all time. He has also been honored with several awards and accolades for his contribution to cricket, including the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2000, the ICC Player of the Year and the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Player of the Year in 2004. He was also inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2018.
After his retirement from the International Cricket in 2012, Dravid has been involved in coaching and mentoring young cricketers and also worked as a commentator for various cricket matches.
Rahul Dravid Family Detail
Rahul Dravid is married to Vijeta Pendharkar, a former airline stewardess, whom he met in 1997. They have two children, a son Samit Dravid and a daughter Anvay Dravid. His father’s name is Sharad Dravid and mother’s name is Pushpa Dravid. Rahul Dravid has a younger brother named Vijay Dravid.
|Date of Birth||11 January 1973 (Thursday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||50 Years|
|Birthplace||Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|Hometown||Bengaluru, Karnataka, India|
|School||St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School, Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|College/University||• St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India,|
• St Joseph’s College of Business Administration, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
|Educational Qualification||Degree in Commerce|
|Address||Indira Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka|
|Hobbies||Reading books, listening to music, and spending time with his friends and family.|
Rahul Dravid Salary and Net worth
|Salary (approx.)||Rs. 10 Crore per annum as an Indian coach|
|Net Worth (approx.)||Rs. 172 Crore ($23 Million) (as in 2021)|
|Cars Collection||Mercedes-Benz GLE 350|
Porsche 911 Carrera S
Rahul Dravid Awards, Honours, Achievements
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• Arjuna Award by the Government of India in 1998|
• CEAT International Cricketer of the World Cup in 1999
• Wisden Cricketer of the year in 2000
• Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2004
• ICC Award for the Test player of the year in 2004
• ICC Cricketer of The Year in 2004
• MTV Youth of the Year in 2004
• Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy in 2004
• Sexiest Sportsperson in the year 2004
• Captain of the ICC’s Test team in 2006
• NDTV Indian of the Year’s Lifetime Achievement Award with Dev Anand in 2011
• Don Bradman Award with Glenn Mcgrath in 2012
• Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2013
• Wisden India’s Highest-Impact Test Batter in 2015
• Inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame in 2018
Facts About Rahul Dravid
- Rahul Dravid is also known as “The Wall” due to his ability to play defensively and his ability to play long innings.
- He started playing Cricket at the age of 12 and scored a century for his school team.
- He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka where he could only score three runs and on 20 June 1996, he made his Test debut against England at Lord’s
- He is the only player to score 10,000 runs in both Test and One Day Internationals.
- Dravid is one of only four players to have scored more than 10,000 runs in Tests, and has the second-highest batting average among players with more than 8,000 Test runs.
- He holds the record for the most catches taken by a player in Test cricket (210).
- Dravid was honored with the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award in 2018
- He was appointed as the head coach of the Indian cricket team for the India A and India under-19 teams in 2016.
- He also served as a mentor for the Delhi Daredevils team in the Indian Premier League in 2018.
- Dravid is also a member of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.