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Rahul Dravid and the cricket career

July 23, 2012  by: Joseph  Points: 12   Category: Cricket  Earning $0.20   Views: 1107

Rahul Dravid who is known as the wall of Indian cricket and one of the most trustfull batsman of India. When India in a situation trouble he always make India into the victory by his classic shots. This article is about some facts and profile about Rahul Dravid.


India has produced many talented players to the field of cricket. Such a player was Rahul Dravid who is known as the wall of Indian cricket. The most attractive thing from him is his classic shots. There are many facts about him. He played for India both as a wicket keeper and as a trustfull batsman. If one anytime bare anyone to personify chaste elegance, Rahul Dravid would be the absolute fit. He has been a behemothic of Indian candid one of the three best batsmen produced by India alongside Tendulkar and Gavaskar but has somehow never got the applause he so abundantly deserves.

His greatest addition to India has been his achievement in away-series, area he has been the arch artist of several Indian wins. He fabricated his ODI and Test debuts in 1996, but while he struggled in ODIs initially, he denticulate a absolute 95 on Test admission an innings that was eclipsed by a aeon from adolescent debutant Sourav Ganguly. His antecedent performances in both forms of the bold set the accent for his aboriginal few years in all- embracing cricket. While he grew in ability and aplomb on the Test arena, he struggled in the limited-overs format, afore getting alone from the team. However, the bout to New Zealand in 1998-99, saw a afflicted Dravid appear aback into the Indian aggregation and authorize himself in both formats. He upped his bang rate, abstruse to circle the bang and bore the gaps better, and all the while maintained his alarming defence that gave acceleration to his acclaimed appellation 'The Wall'.

To allegorize with numbers how Dravid afflicted his one-day game, from his admission in 1996 till the end of 1998 he played in 65 matches, scoring 1709 runs at a middling boilerplate of 31.64 and a below-par bang amount of 63.48. Since the alpha of 1999 to the present, he has played in 274 matches scoring 9056 runs with an boilerplate of 41.35 and a strike-rate of 72.84. In added words, Dravid aloft his boilerplate and strike-rate by about ten credibility each. In appropriately re-inventing his game, he ensured that India had the casework of one of its a lot of able batsmen for both forms of the game.

His Test bout anatomy was never beneath analysis and in the years 2002-06, he accustomed himself as the wicket that was a lot of admired by opponents, even advanced of Tendulkar. In that five-year period, Dravid accumulated runs at an boilerplate of 63.69, scoring buckets of runs in all altitude and adjoin all opposition. He was the individual better agency in India over- axis its bottomless away record, with the aftereffect that the aggregation won added matches away in the 2000s decade than it had in its absolute Test bout arena history from 1934 to the end of 1999. Towards the end of 2007, Dravid went into a anatomy slump, that saw him lose his abode in the ODI side, while he afraid on to his Test atom by a attenuate margin. However, he re- emerged from the slump and even fabricated a abrupt improvement into the ODI ancillary afterwards abounding had anticipation his limited- overs career was all but over.

Dravid was the 'Icon' amateur for Bangalore in the IPL, area he was the arch run-scorer for his aggregation in the aboriginal division and performed able-bodied in the additional division too. He is a part of alone 5 men with Tendulkar, Ponting, Lara and Kallis getting the others to accept denticulate added than 10,000 runs in both ODIs and Test matches. Dravid had a amazing bout of England in 2011 scoring three tons, including one at Lord's and aggregated 461 runs in the four tests. A poor Australia bout area he was bowled 6 times in the 8 innings affected him to abdicate the game.

He appear his retirement from all forms of all-embracing candid on 9th March bringing the curtains down on a chequered career.

Author: naruto        
Posted Date: 07/25/2012    Points:3    

It''s a good aricle.Dravid was one of great found for team India ... It''s sad that now he retired from all cricket part. But he wil be never fogotton from his fans heart.. Currently he is not attached with international cricket, but hope he will be part of it any how. I mean even he can''t be player again he will be welcomed as any part of cricket, like coach or commentator.
Author: Joseph        
Posted Date: 07/25/2012    Points:4    

Yes you are right he is one of the greatest batsman and legendary hero of Indian cricket in all the time. He helped India in many dead full stages. When he announces his retirement i was shocked to hear. He was my favourite cricketer Sachin also. When he played in IPL it was very good knocks in the matches. He is also best in coaching. If he coach youngster then India will get many talented youngsters. He deserter all his achievements and he was also a quit a simple guy.
Author: Adi        
Posted Date: 08/04/2012    Points:1    

I like Rahul Dravid very much. I like his batting style.

Full name: Rahul Sharad Dravid

Born: January 11, 1973, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Current age: 39 years 206 days

Major teams: India, Scotland, Asia XI, 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
Author: Adi        
Posted Date: 08/04/2012    Points:-15    

Awards and achievements by Rahul Dravid

Given below is a list of the awards and achievements by Rahul Dravid which make him one of the most respected cricketers in India:

He received the Arjuna award in 1998
He received the Ceat Cricketer of the 1999 World Cup in 1999
He was nominated as Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2000 in the year 2000
He received the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy Winner (Honored for ICC Player of the Year) in 2004
He received the Padma Shri Award in 2004
He was nominated as the ICC Test Player of The Year in 2004 and also MTV Youth Icon of the Year in the same year
He was made captain of the Test Team of the International Cricket Council in 2006
He received the NDTV Indian of the Year''s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 with Dev Anand
Author: Adi        
Posted Date: 08/04/2012    Points:-20    

Fast Facts about Rahul Dravid

Given below are some interesting facts about this gentleman cricketer:

Dravid has the record of playing in 93 successive test matches (five day) for the Indian cricket team
Rahul Dravid is the first batsman to make a hundred against all test playing countries.
Rahul Dravid holds the feat of the maximum number of catches in Test match cricket as a non-wicketkeeper.
Dravid is the first batsman who scored 10,000 runs batting at number 3 position.
Rahul Dravid has the record of not being out without scoring a run for 120 successive one-day innings.
In terms of time, his highest score of 270 runs is the most extensive innings by any Indian cricketer.
Rahul Dravid is the sole second cricketer of non-English origin who scored three or more number of hundreds in two separate test series in England, and the other being the great Australian Donald Bradman.
On November 24, 2011, Dravid became the 2nd international cricketer to score 13,000 runs in test match cricket only following Sachin Tendulkar.
Dravid has been a part of over 80 hundred run partnerships with 18 separate batsmen and has been a part of 19 hundred run partnerships with Sachin Tendulkar which is an unparalleled feat.
Dravid has been dismissed on 55 occasions in test cricket, surpassing Allan Border''s earlier feat of 53.
On December 14, 2011, Rahul Dravid became the first non-Australian player to deliver a speech at the Bradman Lecture in Canberra.
Author: Adi        
Posted Date: 08/04/2012    Points:-30    

Test Centuries by Rahul Dravid

148 Versus South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
118 versus Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare
190 versus New Zealand at WestpacTrust Park, Hamilton
103 not out versus New Zealand at WestpacTrust Park, Hamilton
107 against Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
144 against New Zealand at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
162 versus Zimbabwe at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
200 not out versus Zimbabwe at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
180 versus Australia at Eden Gardens, Kolkata
144 not out versus West Indies at Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana
115 versus England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham
148 versus England at Headingley, Leeds
217 against England at Kennington Oval, London
100 not out against West Indies at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
222 versus New Zealand at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
233 versus Australia at Adelaide Oval
270 against Pakistan at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium
160 versus Bangladesh at MA Aziz Stadium, Chittagong
110 against Pakistan at Eden Gardens, Kolkata
135 versus Pakistan at Eden Gardens, Kolkata
128 not out against Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
103 versus Pakistan at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
146 versus West Indies at Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St. Lucia
129 against Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
111 versus South Africa at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
136 versus England at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
177 against Sri Lanka at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
144 against Sri Lanka at Green Park, Kanpur, India
111 not out against Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Thana, Dhaka
104 against New Zealand at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
191 versus New Zealand at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur
112 versus West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
103 not out against England at Lords, London
117 against England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham
146 against England at The Oval, London
119 versus West Indies at Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Author: Adi        
Posted Date: 08/04/2012    Points:-20    

One Day International Centuries by Rahul Dravid

107 against Pakistan at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
123 not out against New Zealand at Owen Delany Park, Taupo
116 against Sri Lanka at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
104 not out against Kenya at County Ground, Bristol
145 against Sri Lanka at County Ground, Taunton
103 not out against West Indies at Kallang Ground, Singapore
153 against New Zealand at Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad, Deccan
109 not out against West Indies at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
104 versus United Arab Emirates at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium
104 against Pakistan at Nehru Stadium, Kochi
103 not out against Sri Lanka at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
105 against West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica

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