Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid

Rahul Sharad Dravid is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national cricket team. Currently, he is the Director of Cricket Operations at the National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru, India. He also monitors the progress of India A and India under-19 cricket teams. He started playing cricket right at the young age of 12 and later represented Karnataka at the under-15, under-17, and under-19 levels. Rahul Dravid, along with Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath were honored during the seventh annual Bradman Awards function in Sydney on 1 November 2012. Dravid has also been honored with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan awards, India’s fourth and third highest civilian awards respectively. He has been one of the best international professional players.

Rahul Dravid
Wife: Vijeta Pendharkar
Hometown: Bangalore
Age: 46 years
Full NameRahul Sharad Dravid
NicknameThe Wall, Jammy, Mr. Dependable
ProfessionFormer Indian Cricketer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 76 kg
in Pounds- 168 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 41 Inches
- Waist: 34 Inches
- Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutTest- 20 June 1996 vs England at Lord's
ODI- 3 April 1996 vs Sri Lanka at Singapore
International RetirementTest- 24 January 2012 vs Australia at Adelaide
ODI- 16 September 2011 vs England at Cardiff
Coach/MentorKeki Tarapore, G R Vishwanath
Domestic/State TeamKarnataka, Canterbury, Kent, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals
Nature on fieldCool
Likes to play againstAustralia
Favourite ShotCover Drive
Records (main ones)• His two partnerships in ODI, 318-run partnership with Sourav Ganguly and 331-run partnership with Sachin Tendulkar, is a world record.
• He holds the record for playing greatest number of innings before being dismissed for a duck.
• In test, he scored 5 double centuries and each of them was a higher score than the previous one (200, 217, 222, 233, 270).
• He holds the record for the highest percentage of runs scored in matches won under his captaincy.
• In the year 2000, he was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the year.
• In August 2011, by delivering the Bradman Oration in Canberra, Dravid became the first non-Australian to do so.
• After Sachin Tendulkar, Dravid is the only Indian cricketer to score 10000 runs both in tests and ODIs.
• By having 210 catches, he holds the record for the most number of catches taken by a player (non-wicket-keeper).
• He is the only batsman to score a century in each test playing nation.
Career Turning PointWhen he scored 277 runs in a three test match series against South Africa and was awarded with Man of the Match.
Personal Life
Date of Birth1973-01-11 00:00:00
Age (as in 2019)46 Years
BirthplaceIndore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Zodiac signCapricorn
HometownBangalore, Karnataka, India
SchoolSt. Joseph's Boys' High School, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
CollegeSt. Joseph's College of Commerce, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India,
St Joseph’s College of Business Administration, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Educational QualificationsDegree in Commerce
FamilyFather- Sharad Dravid
Mother- Pushpa Dravid
Brother- Vijay Dravid
Sister- None
HobbiesPlaying Hockey, Listening Music, Reading
Controversies• During an ODI with Zimbabwe in January 2004, he was fined half of his match fees for ball-tampering.
• He was criticized for declaring the Indian inning during the Multan Test in March 2004, when Sachin Tendulkar was at the crease with 194 runs with 16 overs remaining.
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerSachin Tendulkar
Favourite FoodChicken Tikka Masala, Dal and Rice, Mango Milkshake
Favourite ColourBlue
Favourite FilmBraveheart, Ghost
Favourite ActorTom Cruise, Aamir Khan
Favourite ActressDemi Moore, Michelle Pfieffer
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeVijeta Pendharkar, Surgeon (married 4 May 2003)
ChildrenDaughter- N/A
Sons- Samit Dravid (born 2005), Anvay Dravid (born 2009)

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rahul Dravid

  • Does Rahul Dravid smoke?: No
  • Does Rahul Dravid drink alcohol?: No
  • He started playing Cricket at the age of 12 and scored a century for his school team.
  • Though he lives in Karnataka, he belongs to a Marathi family and his mother tongue is also Marathi.
  • His father worked in a factory that makes jams which resulted in his nickname, “Jammy”.
  • His other moniker, “The Wall” came from an advertisement by Reebok which mentioned him as “The Wall”.
  • In 2004-2005, Dravid was voted the sexist sports personality in India in an online survey.
  • In his childhood, he was obsessed with Hockey and was in-fact selected in Karnataka’s junior state hockey team.
  • In Bangalore, there is a local tournament at the school level named after one of his nicknames, “Jammy Cup” and the Man of the Match gets the title of “Jammy of the Day”.
  • He is known for his techniques in batting and is considered as the perfect batsman in the world of cricket.
  • Although he is considered as a test batsman, he holds the record for the second-fastest 50 (in 22 balls) among Indian batsmen in ODI after Ajit Agarkar’s  67 runs of 21 balls.
  • His MTV Bakra episode became very popular. In the episode, after being interviewed by a female journalist, the journalist proposes him; however, Dravid refuses her proposal and try to leave the room; making the whole scenario very funny.


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