|50 years (.2023)
|5 feet 11 inches
|75 kg – 165 lbs
Rahul Dravid’s Parent’s Family
|name yet to be uploaded
Rahul Dravid’s Relationship
|Vijeta Pendharkar (m. 2003)
|Samit Dravid, Anvay Dravid
|name yet to be uploaded
Rahul Dravid’s BioData
|Rahul Sharad Dravid
|Jammy, The Wall, Mr. Dependable
|Date of Birth
|11 January 1973
|Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
|Traveling, Singing, playing cricket, Hockey, Reading
Rahul Dravid’s Source of money
|$1 Million – $5 Million (.approx)
|$1 Million (.approx)
|$12 Million (.approx)
|India vs. Pakistan: Stars of India 2003
|Source Of Income sports cricket
Rahul Dravid’s Physical fitness
|The Color of the Eye is dark brown
|The Color of Hair is Black
|The body Complexion is slim
|The Skin Color is fair
|The Body Measurement is 41-13-34 inches
Rahul Dravid’s Physical state
|5 feet 11 inches
|1.80 in meter
|180 in centimeter
Rahul Dravid’s Qualification
|Qualification degree in commerce
|St. Joseph’s College of Commerce
|University name N/A
|St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School
|degree in commerce
Rahul Dravid’s Address
|Town name N/A
|Ethnicity name N/A
|Indira Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Rahul Dravid’s Favorites
|Fast Food, Chicken Tikka Masala, Dal and Rice, Mango Milkshake
|Favorites Actor Tom Cruise, Aamir Khan
|Favorites Actress Demi Moore and Michelle Pfeiffer
|Hockey, Football, and Badminton
|Favorites Songs bob Dylan blowin’ in the wind
Rahul Sharad Dravid is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national team, currently serving as its head coach. Before his appointment to the senior men’s national team.
Dravid was the Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and the head coach of the India Under-19 and India A teams.
Under his tutelage, the under-19 team finished runners-up at the 2016 U-19 Cricket World Cup and won the 2018 U-19 Cricket World Cup.
Known for his sound batting technique, Dravid scored 24,177 runs in international cricket and is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket.
He is colloquially known as Mr. Dependable and often referred to as The Wall. Born in a Marathi family and raised 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.
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.
In December 2011, he became the first non-Australian cricketer to deliver the Bradman Oration in Canberra.
As of January 2022, Dravid is the fourth-highest run scorer in Test cricket, after Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, and Jacques Kallis.
In 2004, after completing his century against Bangladesh in Chittagong, he became the first player to score a century in all the ten Test-playing countries.
As of October 2012, he holds the record for the most catches taken by a player 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 the highest number of balls faced by any player in test cricket.
He has also spent 44152 minutes at the crease, which is the highest time spent on the crease by any player in test cricket.
Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar are currently the highest scoring partnership in Test cricket history having scored 6920 runs combined when batting together for India.
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 was 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 Bhushan 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 were 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 the ICC Hall of Fame.
Dravid, who had been knocking at the doors of the 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.
Dravid eventually 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 Kambli.
He wasn’t particularly impressed 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.
Dravid was selected for the Indian squad touring England on the backdrop of consistent performance in domestic cricket for five years.
Fine performances in the tour games including the 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 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.
Vijeta Pendharkar (m. 2003) विजेता पेंढारकर, Rahul Sharad Dravid राहुल शरद द्रविड़
Bowling: Right arm off break
National side: India (1996–2012)
Last Test: 24 January 2012 v Australia
Role: Batsman, Part-time wicket-keeper
ODI debut: (cap 95)3 April 1996 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI:16 September 2011 v England ODI
Test debut: (cap 207)20 June 1996 v England
Only T20I: (cap 38)31 August 2011 v England
- 1998: Arjuna Award for Cricket
- 2000: Wisden Cricketers of the Year
- 2004: Padma Shri, Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, Test Player of the Year
- 2013: Padma Bhushan
Questions About Rahul Dravid
Who is better Rahul Dravid or Sachin Tendulkar?
Rahul has a better average than Sachin in Tests that India won.
Who dismissed Rahul Dravid most in Test?
As of October 2012, he holds the record for the most 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.
Is Rahul Dravid an engineer?
No, he is not an engineer.
How many times did Dravid get out on 99?
The other four batsmen were VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, and Virat Kohli. Only Sachin Tendulkar was dismissed more than once on 99 runs in ODI among the Indian batsmen.
Who is best Test batsman Sachin or Dravid?
Tendulkar holds the top spot with 8,705 runs at 54.74, while Dravid follows him, having aggregated 7,667 (53.61).