A good news for all Rahul Dravid fans, Rahul Dravid is inducted into Cricket Hall of Fame. He was one of the finest cricketer ever in Cricket world. Dravid played so many winnings knocks for India. Rahul Dravid was known as “The Wall of Cricket”. Fans were always relaxed when Dravid played. Rahul Dravid was mister dependable in Indian cricket. He was part of Indian golden era team along with Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly, Virendra Sehwag, VVS Laxman, and Anil Kumble.
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He became 5th Indian player to become Hall of Fame. Sunil Gavaskar presented Hall of Fame memento to Dravid ahead of fifth ODI between India and West Indies.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 2018
Before Rahul Dravid, only four Indian players have been inducted into Hall of Fame.
Sunil Gavaskar (1971-1987) – inducted in 2009
Bishan Singh Bedi (1966-1979) – inducted in 2009
Kapil Dev (1978-1994) – inducted in 2010
Anil Kumble (1990-2008) – inducted in 2015
Rahul Dravid had played 344 ODIs, 164 Tests and 1 T-20 match for Indian Team. He scored 13288 runs in one day cricket and 10889 runs in Test cricket. He also scored 48 international centuries in all formats. In 1999 Cricket world cup, he was the highest run scorer.
“It’s a real honour and privilege to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame and be in the company of some of my heroes. Thank you to everyone for the support throughout my career.”- Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid was retired from International cricket in March 2012. According to ICC Hall of Fame nominee rules, a player can be nominated for Cricket Hall of Fame five years prior to retirement. You can expect the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar to join Cricket Hall of Fame next year.
Some records of Rahul Dravid Cricket Hall of Fame-
- Held the record of the highest number of catches ( 210 in 164 matches) as non-wicketkeeper in Tests.
- The highest run scorer in the 1999 cricket world cup with 461 runs.
- The only Indian batsman who was involved in two ODI 300+ runs partnerships.
- He held the record of facing highest number of balls (31,258) in test cricket history.