Cricketer Birthday's

Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid-The Wall

Rahul Dravid- the wall is a former Indian cricketer and captain, generally regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the cricket history.  Born in a Marathi family, he started playing cricket at the age of 12 and later represented the state team at the under-15, under-17 and under-19 levels. He is the one of the classical batsmen in Test Cricket that India has produced. No one can match his calibre i.e. he is known as Mr. Dependable in Test Matches. His greatest contribution to India has been his performance in away-series, where he has been the principal architect of several Indian wins. There was a time when Indian team looks not a supreme team without him.  He is the batsmen who have scored more than 10,000 runs in both forms of international cricket – Tests and ODIs. Dravid’s attendance at No. 3 is most important for India. As he is the only batsman at the moment to have scored more than 10,000 runs at that position, and he did it at a superb average too, scoring close to 53 runs per dismissal. At No. 3, though, his home record was better – he averaged 54.81 in India, and 51.35 abroad. In overseas Tests excluding Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, his average at No. 3 fell to 48.75.

Dravid played 94 consecutive Tests since his debut in 1996, without missing a single match. Of this, he played 93 matches for India and one for ICC XI. He missed a Test match for the first time in 2005 at Ahmedabad against Sri Lanka due to gastroenteritis. This 94 consecutive Test match appearance streak since his debut was a world record at that time,which was later broken by Adam Gilchrist who appeared in 96 consecutive Test matches since his debut.

Criclineup Wishes him a Very Very Happy Birthday and a great year ahead. He will remain always in the heart of his fans.

Name Rahul Dravid
Nick Name Jammy, Mr. Dependable, The Wall
Born 11-Jan-73
Age (as in 2017) 44 Years
Hieght 180 cm
Sun Sign Capricon
Place Indore, Madhya Pardesh, India
School St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
College St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India,
St Joseph’s College of Business Administration, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Hobiees Listening to Music, Reading, Playing Hockey
Father Sharad Dravid
Mother Pushpa Dravid
Spouse Vijeta Pendharkar, Surgeon (married 4 May 2003)
Son Samit Dravid (born-2004) and Anvay Dravid (born-2009)
Started Playing Age of 12
Profession Cricketer
Coach/ Mentor Keki Tarapore, G R Vishwanath
Team India
Domestic Team Karnatka
Bowling Style Right arm off break
Batting Style Right Hand batsmen
Awards Arjuna Award (1998)
Ceat Cricketer of the Year World Cup (1999)
Wisden Cricketer of the Year (2000)
Sir Garfield Sobbers Trophy Winner (2004)
ICC Player of the Year (2004)
Padma Shri (2004)
MTV Youth Icon of the Year (2004)
Captain of ICC’s Test Team (2006)
NDTV Indian of the Year lifetime Achievement Award with Deva Nand (2011)
Padma Bhushan (2013)


Test Debut Venue Date Score Result
England England, Lord’s 20-24 Jun 1996 95, NB Match Drawn
Last Test Venue Date Score Result
Australia Australia, Adeliaed 24-28 Jan 2012 1, 25 Aus won by 298 runs


First ODI Venue Date Score Result
Sri Lanka Singapur, The Padang 03-Apr-96 3 India Won by 12 runs
Last ODI Venue Date Score Result
England England, Cardiff 16-Sep-11 69 Eng won by 6 wkts D/L method

Retirement Speech by- The Wall

(Video Credits: Youtube)

Rahul Dravid Test and ODI Stats

  Mat Inns NO HS Runs SR Avg 100 50 Ct St
Tests 164 286 32 270 13288 42.51 52.31 36 63 210 0
ODIs 344 318 40 153 10889 71.24 39.16 12 83 196 14
T20Is 1 1 0 31 31 147.61 31 0 0 0 0

Top 4 Partnerships by Rahul Dravid

Partners Runs Wkt Team Opposition Ground Match Date
Sehwag, R Dravid 410 1st India v Pakistan Lahore 13-Jan-06
VVS Laxman, R Dravid 376 5th India v Australia Kolkata 11-Mar-01
G Gambhir, R Dravid 314 2nd India v England Mohali 19-Dec-08
R Dravid, VVS Laxman 303 5th India v Australia Adelaide 12-Dec-03

As a Captain

  Played Won Lost Drawn Won%
Test 25 8 6 11 32
ODI 79 42 33 4 53.16

Home/Overseas Performence Breakup

Batsman Runs/Avg (Home) 100/50 (Home) Runs/Avg (Away) 100/50 (Away) Runs/Avg (Home Wins) 100/50 (Home Wins) Runs/Avg (Away Wins) 100/50 (Away Wins)
Rahul Dravid 5565/51.52 15/27 7473/55.35 21/35 2838/63.06 8/14 2293/69.48 07/9


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