Rahul Dravid      

Full name Rahul Sharad Dravid

Born January 11, 1973, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Current age 41 years 198 days

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

Nickname The Wall

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Occasional wicketkeeper

Education St. Joseph's Boys' High School

Rahul Sharad Dravid
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 164 286 32 13288 270 52.31 31258 42.51 36 63 1654 21 210 0
ODIs 344 318 40 10889 153 39.16 15284 71.24 12 83 950 42 196 14
T20Is 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
Twenty20 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 164 5 120 39 1 1/18 1/18 39.00 1.95 120.0 0 0 0
ODIs 344 8 186 170 4 2/43 2/43 42.50 5.48 46.5 0 0 0
T20Is 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
Twenty20 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
Twenty20 debut Karnataka v Gujarat at Mumbai (BS), Apr 17, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 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 Otago 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
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 easybeats away from home. Armed with an orthodox technique drilled into him by Keki Tarapore, 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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Timeline
    • April 3, 1996
      International appearance
      • Dravid makes his one-day debut against Sri Lanka in Singapore, making just 3 in an Indian win.
    • June 20-24, 1996
      Distinguished Test debut
      • An injury to Sanjay Manjrekar gives Dravid his India cap at Lord's five years after his first-class debut. He and Sourav Ganguly then light up the arena with a 94-run partnership. Ganguly scores a memorable hundred, but Dravid misses out by five runs, walking on a thin edge. "I was a bit disappointed, sure, but not all that much. In the sense, I was happy I scored 95 runs, I looked at it as a cup half full, instead of half empty," Dravid says later.
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Jul 20, 2014

Jonathan Agnew and Rahul Dravid discuss the match on radio, England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day, July 20, 2014

Jonathan Agnew and Rahul Dravid discuss the match on radio

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Jul 17, 2014

Rahul Dravid, Michael Vaughan and Graeme Swann have a chat ahead of the Lord's Test, England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day, July 17, 2014

Rahul Dravid, Michael Vaughan and Graeme Swann have a chat

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Jul 17, 2014

Rahul Dravid rings the five-minute bell ahead of the Lord's Test, England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day, July 17, 2014

Rahul Dravid rings the five-minute bell ahead of the Lord's Test

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2000
ICC Test Player of the Year 2004
ICC Player of the Year 2004

Farewell to Rahul Dravid

Dravid walks off, sad but proud

Rahul Dravid's international retirement was announced at his home ground, the Chinnaswamy Stadium, on Friday

The press conference

Video: Rahul Dravid announces his retirement

Next generation more capable - Dravid

'I was nowhere near as talented as some of these kids at 23'

Your regular, everyday superstar

Sambit Bal: Cricket aside, he could connect with the world at a real level

A gentleman champion of timeless steel

Ed Smith: A rich vein running through the sport's heart departs

The wolf who lived for the pack

Harsha Bhogle: He willingly took up challenges for the greater good

'Can't recall beating him two balls in a row'

Jason Gillespie: His key talent was his ability to wear bowlers down

Stylish in the trenches

Mukul Kesavan: Dravid employed defensive batting to winning ends

My husband, the perfectionist

Vijeeta Dravid on Rahul, the cricketer and the man

A cricketer most evolved

Aakash Chopra: Dravid did all he could to correct every glitch of his

'He taught us to value our wicket'

Young Indian batsmen on what they've learnt from Dravid

Not just India's overseas hero

Stats: Scoring most runs in India's overseas wins, and more

Eight of Dravid's best

A look back at some key Test performances

Sixteen years of battles and triumphs

Gallery: Dravid's Test career in pictures

Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton - Jul 27-31
England 569/7d India 25/1
NPS v India A at Darwin
Jul 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
Australia A v India A at Darwin
Jul 31, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
4th Investec Test: England v India at Manchester
Aug 7-11, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Only Test: Eng Women v India Women at Wormsley
Aug 13-16, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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