Rahul Dravid – profile, career and stats

Rahul Dravid is a former Indian cricketer who is often termed as the last classical Test batter and one of the greatest batters to ever grace the game.

Dravid also captained India from 2003 to 2007. He also holds the record of most catches in Test cricket (120) and in ODIs he holds the record of playing most innings without a duck (120).

In 2002, he was part of the Indian team that was declared co-winner of the ICC Champions Trophy with Sri Lanka as the final had to be played between the two teams but was delayed multiple times due to rain. The two teams were announced winners.

In 2003, India won against Australia in a Test in Adelaide, Australia, Dravid batted for 835 minutes in the two innings. This was India’s first Test win on Australian soil since 1981 in Melbourne.

In the same year, Rahul Dravid stayed on the crease for more than 12 hours for his highest score in Test cricket of 270 and helped India win their first Test series in Pakistan by 2-1.

As for Rahul Dravid’s coaching heroics, the Under-19 team under his coaching, finished as the runners-up in the 2016 U-19 Cricket World Cup and won the 2018 U-19 Cricket World Cup.

Under Dravid’s coaching, the senior men’s team of India finished as the runners-up at the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup and reached the 2023 ICC World Test Championship final.

Rahul Dravid also coached India during the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in which India finished as the semi-finalists.

In 2000, Dravid was named one of the best five cricketers of the year by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.

In 2004, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named Dravid its first Player of the Year and Test Player of the Year.

In 2018, Rahul Dravid became only the fifth Indian cricketer to be inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame.

What is the full name of Rahul Dravid?

Rahul Sharad Dravid.

What is the nickname of Rahul Dravid?

The Wall, The Great Wall, Jammy and Mr. Dependable.

When and where was Rahul Dravid born?

January 11, 1973, Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

When did Rahul Dravid play his first international match?

Rahul Dravid played his first ODI and Test in 1996 against Sri Lanka and England respectively. Dravid played only one T20I in his career in 2011 against England.

When did Rahul Dravid play his last international match?

Rahul Dravid played his last ODI against England in 2011 and he played his last Test against Australia in 2012.

How many Test innings Rahul Dravid has played and how many runs has he scored in them?

In 286 Test innings, Dravid has scored 13,288 runs at an average of 52.31 with 36 hundreds and 63 fifties and a highest score of 270.

How many ODI innings has Rahul Dravid played and how many runs has he scored in them?

In 318 ODI innings, Rahul Dravid has scored 10889 runs at an average of 39.16 with the highest score of 153 and 12 hundreds and 83 fifties.

When did Rahul Dravid become coach of India?

Rahul Dravid became coach of India in November 2011.

What would Rahul Dravid have become if he hadn’t been a cricketer?

Rahul Dravid would have done something related to commerce or business if he hadn’t become a cricketer.

Which bowler from the past Rahul Dravid would have loved to face?

Michael Holding and Jeff Thomson.

Which sports trophy of any other sport would Rahul Dravid like to win?

Rahul Dravid would like to have an Olympics Gold Medal.

Which batter from the past Rahul Dravid would like to bat with?

Sunil Gavaskar or G R Viswanath.

Who was the role model of Rahul Dravid growing up?


Which book influenced Dravid the most as a youngster?

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach.

What superpowers would Rahul Dravid like to have?

Powers of Superman.

Which sportsperson from any other sports Rahul Dravid admires the most?

Roger Federer.

Which is the favourite cricket ground of Rahul Dravid?


Which actor would Rahul Dravid like to portray him in a movie?

Aamir Khan.