Rahul Dravid: A Cricketer we will always remember
Indian cricket team is among the leading cricket teams of the world. Champions of 2011 World Cup, Indian, have known to produce world class cricketers. Cricket is among their most played, watched, followed and loved game. Time and again, they have come up with crickets that have no match, their talent is unlimited and they are rightly are called the stars of the cricket world. Rahul Dravid is among the exceptional players India has produced. He was born on 11th January in 1973 and is considered to be one of the most talented batsmen in the history of the game.
This amazing player was born in a Marathi family in Indore. After a few years, the family shifted to Bangalore, Karnataka. His father worked with a company that made and preserve jams and his mother was a lecturer at University of Visvesvaraya College Joseph’s College of Commerce. He got married on 4th may in 2003 to a surgeon, Vijeta Pendharkar. The father has being playing cricket since a very early age however, he joined the Indian National Cricket Team during his MBA.
Even as a child Dravid was an excellent player. He started playing cricket at the age of 12 and at 15 he represented under 15, then under and lastly under 19 levels before stepping foot in the premises of the international cricket. From 1990 to 2012, Rahul played for Karnataka. In 2002 he played for Kent and in 2003 he represented Scottish Saltires. In 2008 to 2010, Dravid joined Royal Challengers Bangalore and in 2011-2013 he became a part of the Rajasthan Royals. In 2014, he played for Marylebone Cricket club.
The remarkable Indian Cricketer made his Test debut on 20th June in 1996 against a match in England. He was pretty impressive in his Test debut as compared to his ODI debut. He made his ODI debut on the 3rd of April against Sri Lanka. He just scored 3 runs in the first match but he did manage to take 2 catches. The second match of the series also turned out to be a failure for him. His last Test match was played against Australia on 24th January 2012 and his last ODI was on 16th September in 2011, in which he scored impressive 69 runs from 79 balls. His ODI shirt number was 19.
Rahul has played 164 test matches and he has made 13,288 runs with batting average of 52.31. He made 36 centuries, 63 half centuries with the top score of 270 in Test format of the game. He bowled only 120 bowls and took one wicket in his Test career. He made 10,889 runs in the 344 ODI matches he played. He had a good batting average of 39.16 with the top score of 153 that he made against New Zealand. He made 12 centuries and 83 half centuries in this format of the game. The former Indian Capitan was played only one International T20 on 31st August 2011 in a match against England. Despite all the controversies such as ball tempering and poor performance during some part of his career, Rahul has been known as one of the best cricketers in the Indian history of cricket.