Rahul Dravid is a former professional cricket player from India who is currently the head coach of the Indian Men’s National Cricket Team.

As a player, he spent the majority of his career playing for Karnataka.

Player Profile

Rahul Sharad Dravid was born on January 11, 1973, in Indore in Madhya Pradesh.

Role Batsman
Height / weight 1.8 m /
Born 11 Jan 1973
Nationality India India
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname The Great Wall
Official Site http://www.rahuldravid.com
Team History
2173 marylebone cricket club Marylebone 2014
1089 rajasthan royals Rajasthan Royals 2011 - 2013
Karnataka Cricket Team Karnataka 1990 - 2012
55 india national cricket team India 1996 - 2011
1090 royal challengers bangalore Royal Challengers 2008 - 2010
Scottish Saltires 2003
689 kent county cricket club Kent 2000

His nicknames are ‘Jammy’ and ‘The Wall’. The latter was given to him due to his ability of batting for longer durations. He stands 180 cm tall, bats right-handed, and has a right arm off break bowling pace.

In his playing career, he was a batsman and a part-time wicketkeeper.

Dravid attended St. Joseph’s School in Bangalore and has taken a degree in commerce from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore.

He started playing cricket at the age of 12 and represented Karnataka at the under-15, under-17, and under-19 levels.

Professional Career

He started his professional career in 1990 when he started playing for the Karnataka Cricket Team. He played with them through to 2012.

In 1996, he made his Test Cricket debut in a match against England. In the same year, he also made his One Day International debut.

From 2005 to 2007, he was the Captain of the Indian National Cricket Team.

Dravid has scored more than 10,000 runs in Test Cricket and is the third Indian and the sixth in the world to do so. He has the best away test average, amongst the players who have scored more than 10,000 test runs.

He is the fourth fastest (in terms of innings) to score these runs behind Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, and Ricky Ponting.

When Saurav Ganguly was the captain of India, Dravid scored almost 23 percent of the total runs scored. He also had a batting average of 102.84 - the highest contribution by any batsman in matches that have been won under a single captain.

Dravid has the second-longest streak of continuous tests behind Adam Gilchrist. He is the singular player to score a century against each test playing country away from home.

Dravid is one of the only three batsmen to score test centuries in four continuous innings.

He created the record of scoring 50 or more in seven consecutive tests. He has the second rank in scoring the most away runs in Test behind Tendulkar.

Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, and Ricky Ponting are the only batsmen in the world to score twin hundreds in a test three times. Dravid is also the only Indian batsman to score five double hundreds, in which each double hundred is larger than the previous one.

He has taken the highest number of catches by an Indian fielder in test cricket and is second to Mark Waugh in the entire world. The partnership of Dravid and Tendulkar has scored more runs than any other pair, excluding any opening pair.

Playing Style

Dravid’s playing style involves great footwork, shots around the carpet or on the ground, wonderful anticipation of deliveries, and much more to it.

Dravid has earned the title ‘Wall’ due to his strong defensive approach which makes him nearly impossible to dismiss in Test Cricket.

Career Highlights

Dravid is the leading Run Scorer for the 1999 World Cup with 461 runs. He holds the record for the maximum number of catches in Test Cricket (non-wicket-keeper).

Dravid was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1998 and Padma Shri in 2004. Other than that, he was awarded the ICC Player of the Year 2004.

Playing Career Statistics

  • Matches - 164 (Test), 344 (ODI), 298(FC), 449 (LA)
  • Runs scored - 13,288 (Test), 10,889(ODI), 23,794 (FC), 15,271 (LA)
  • Batting Average - 52.31 (Test),39.16 (ODI), 55.33 (FC), 42.30 (LA)

Head Coach Career History

  • 2015–2021 - India U-19
  • 2015–2021 - India A
  • 2021-Present - India

User Comments

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  • Gladyx

    David obviously is a very good sportsman and the fact that he started at the age of 12 prepared him for the journey ahead. He must be really proud to be named among the first six in the world to have scored 10,000 runs in test cricket.

  • Sylvia

    Dravid Rahul holds the record for the maximum number of catches in Test Cricket. That's something I can't say for a lot of cricket players. A true legend he is and will forever remain.

  • Storm s
    Storm S

    Rahul's batting is what I can best recall him for. He could bat for hours on end without tiring.

  • Anderson

    Having been the leading Run Scorer for the 1999 World Cup with 461 runs, Dravid sure did achieve it all. He basically did what is any Cricketer's dream.

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