Rahul Sharad Dravid is one of India’s best batsmen of all time. He was known by the nicknames ‘The Wall,’ ‘Jammy,’ and ‘Mr. Dependable.’
He was born in Indore on January 11, 1973, but later moved to Bangalore. In terms of sciences, he was very capable. His father was a cricket fan as well, and he used to take Rahul and his younger brother to games. This is where he first became interested in cricket. He began playing professional cricket when he was 12 years old.
Career In Domestic
He played for the Karnataka state team at the U-15, U-17, and U-19 levels, earning him a place in the state’s Ranji Trophy team. In the 1991-92 season, he made his Ranji debut for Karnataka.
He had a fantastic first season, accumulating 380 runs at an average of 63.3. It had a few hundred people in it. After that, he was chosen to represent South Zone in the Duleep Trophy.
Career In Internationals
In Sri Lanka, Jammy made his international debut in the ODI series against Sri Lanka. He made his Test debut against England at Lord’s a few months back, scoring 95 runs in his first innings.
In ODIs, he was labelled as a sluggish batsman, and he had to fight for a place in the side.
He overcame the ridicule, strengthened his ODI bowling, and solidified his place in the ODI squad. He was at his best in the 1999 World Cup, three years after making his debut. With 461 runs under his belt, he became the tournament’s leading run scorer.
Apart from bowling, he even held wickets for India in ODIs for a long time. As a wicketkeeper, he has been responsible for 84 dismissals, including 71 catches and 13 stumpings. He holds the world record for most catches taken by a non-wicketkeeper in Test cricket (210).
In 344 ODI matches, he scored a total of 10,889 runs at an average of 39.17. There were 1283 fifties in all. In one-day internationals, he is India’s third-highest run scorer.
He accumulated 13288 runs at an average of 52.31 in 164 drills. In his Test career, he amassed 36 centuries and 63 fifties. He is also India’s second-highest run scorer in Tests.
Rahul led India in 25 Tests, winning eight and losing six. His captaincy skills aren’t reflected in his 32 percent winning percentage. In ODIs, he has a better record. India won 42 of the 79 ODIs he coached.
One of the low points in Dravid’s captaincy tenure was the Indian cricket team’s fiasco at the 2007 World Cup.
Career In IPL
Dravid was the star player for Vijay Mallya’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise. In the 2008 IPL, he was RCB’s leading run scorer. Later in his career, he played for the Rajasthan Royals.
In 89 IPL matches, he has scored 2174 runs at a strike rate of 115.52 and an average of 28.23. In the IPL, he had 11 half-centuries.