Sunday, March 11, 2012

THE WALL - RAHUL DRAVID

Best Dravid status I've seen so far: Sachin is God.Laxman is the God in the 4th innings. But when the doors of the temple are closed, even God is behind "The Wall"

Full name : Rahul Sharad Dravid
Born : January 11, 1973, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Major teams : India, Scotland, Asia XI, ICC World XI,Karnataka, Kent,
 Marylebone Cricket Club, Rajasthan Royals,Royal Challengers Bangalore
Nickname : The Wall

It’s hard to plot Rahul Dravid on the graph of cricketing greats. There has rarely been a historic Indian win without a vital contribution from ‘The Wall’, yet, playing in the Tendulkar era, his achievements have been eclipsed by the blinding presence of the great ‘Little Master’.






Fast Facts

  • Rahul Dravid became the first batsman to score a century in every Test playing nation.
  • His record of 93 consecutive Tests for India is the fifth highest overall and the second highest for an Indian behind Sunil Gavaskar.
  • Dravid has featured in 100-run partnerships over 80 times with 18 different teammates, a record highest.
  • With 461 runs, he finished as the top-scorer in the 1999 Cricket World Cup.
  • “Jammy” became the first Indian to score back-to-back centuries in a World Cup.
  • He also became the sixth batsman and the third Indian to cross the 10,000 – run mark in ODIs.
  • Dravid is also the sixth batsman and the third Indian to score 11, 000 Test runs.
  • He holds the record for the most number of catches by any Test player.
  • Dravid was one of the Five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2000, along with being the ICC Test Player and Player of the Year in 2004.
  • He became the first player to reach the 10000-run mark at the No.3 position.

Statistics

MatchesInningsRunsNOAvg.SR100's50'sHS
Test164286132883252.3142.503663270
ODI344318108894039.1671.251283153
T201131031147.610031
IPL55491241427.57118.640575*
CLT2098234239108.830171*
There was and is only one Rahul Dravid. There can be no other. I will miss Rahul in the dressing room and out in the middle. 
Sachin Tendulkar 

Dravid is obviously one of India's greatest batsmen - great in all conditions - and one who scored runs runs everywhere. From a personal perspective, Rahul is one of the best men I've ever worked with... he's not only a great cricketer, but a great man. 
John Wright 

He's probably the nicest guy - no, he is the nicest guy - that I've met in cricket. He's a phenomenal man. He loves the game with so much passion, it's in his blood and in his heart. 
Shane Watson 

He was the guy youngsters in the dressing room looked up to. Sachin would always be the guy who inspired awe. But a lot of players knew Sachin was something special, while they could all be Rahul Dravid. Rahul was one of them, working hard - there really is going to be a big void in Indian cricket now. 
Sunil Gavaskar 


There cannot be another Rahul Dravid. He is a legend. As a youngster, I learnt a lot from him. Bowling to him, talking to him, sharing the dressing room...anything cannot be better than that. I personally feel there cannot be another Rahul Dravid. 
Pragyan Ojha 

Jam, it was a pleasure & privilege to have played with u and ur presence in the dressing room always added to our confidence. Will miss u lots. 
Virender Sehwag 

Congrats to Rahul Dravid on an amazing career! You will be missed. Fantastic person and Cricketer! India's 
Yuvraj Singh 

"Rahul Dravid retires.. the world's most respected cricketer over the last 20 (years). 
Michael Vaughan 

"Rahul Dravid-LEGEND!! Plain & simple.. congrats on an incredible career!! India will miss The Wall." 
Kevin Pietersen 

Champion on and off the field, showed us all that sky is the limit with hard work, patience and discipline. 
Mahesh Bhupathi 

Knew the man behind the bat. Not often do you find a person as exceptional as his achievements. 
Sanjay Manjrekar 

Some succeed because they are destined to, but Rahul Dravid succeeded because he was DETERMINED to. 
Navjot Singh Sidhu 

Congrats to Rahul Dravid on an amazing career! You will be missed. Fantastic person and Cricketer! India's #wall 
AB de Villiers 

Congrats on a Fantastic, Superb International Career! The Great Legend Rahul Dravid !!The wall will be miss!! 
Chris Gayle 

Thank you Rahul Dravid, the talent of ur's will be missed which produced outstanding results, and to keep repeating it took character. 
Rohan Bopanna 

Congrats to Rahul Dravid on a fantastic career. He can be very proud about what he achieved and the way he went about his business. 
Shaun Pollock 

1 comment:

  1. Dravid a great batter but took right decision. Now its time for Sachin , Laxman and Dhoni probably. Manoi Tiwary who didn't got a chance for wrong decision of Dhoni in Aussie tour(he favoured his chennai partner Raina even after so many failure), is the fittest guy to fit in his place.

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