Rahul Dravid

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Rahul Dravid

Full name Rahul Sharad Dravid Born January 11, 1973, Indore, Madhya Pradesh Nickname The Wall Batting style Right-hand bat Bowling style Right-arm offbreak Fielding position Occasional wicketkeeper

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“The Wall”

Owing to his long and steady innings at the crease, Dravid is sometimes referred to as “The Wall” by Indian media and fans. His team mates use to call him the wall because he has the ability to bat for longer duration as and when his team required. He is a member of Indian team since 1996. He was also appointed the captain of Indian cricket team in October 2005 and he resigned from the post in September 2007.

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“The Wall”
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Rahul Dravid

Apart from Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar, he is the only batsman to score more than 12000 runs in test cricket and fifth in the world to score that much of runs at international level.

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Achievements

His achievement in ODI’s is also phenomenal with more than 10000 runs to his name and on 14th February 2007, he became the sixth player in the history of ODI cricket to score more than 10000 runs and only third Indian after Sachin and Sourav Ganuly.

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Achievements

He is the first batsman to score test century against all 10 test playing nation. He also currently holds the record of most number of catches in test cricket with 191 catches to his name and has partnered in 72 centuries with 18 different batsmen which is in itself a world record.

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Early Life

Rahul Dravid was born on the 11th of January 1973 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh and was brought up in Bangalore, Karnataka. He begun playing Cricket at quite an early age, and made a place for himself in the State Cricket team at Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 levels.

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Early Life
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Domestic Debut

In 1991 he made his debut in Ranji Trophy while playing against Maharashtra.

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Domestic Debut
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Performance

In the year 2001, Dravid delivered his best performance in partnership with V.V.S. Laxman in a Test match against Australia.He got India its first Test match victory over Pakistan in Pakistan itself in the year 2003-2004 and made the highest total score in the ICC World Cup Cricket 1999, with 461 runs.He was the ICC Player of the Year 2004.

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