Rahul Dravid: Interesting and unique facts

Here some of the most interesting and unique facts about Rahul Dravid.

Rahul Dravid, the legendary retired Indian cricket captain, and Karnataka batsman is arguably the last true classic batsman, amassed 13288 runs in 164 Tests at an incredible pace of 52.31, thanks to 36 centuries and 63 fifties. In addition, he amassed an incredible 10,889 runs from 344 ODIs at an average of 39.16, with 12 centuries and 83 fifties.

He was a specialist Test batsman who managed to break into India’s ODI unit! In the late 1990s and the first decade of the twenty-first century, he was India’s number three. As Indian cricket’s batting legend Rahul Dravid, also known as “The Wall,” is widely acknowledged as a gentleman both on and off the field.

Here are some of the most interesting and unique facts about Rahul Dravid:

1. The Origins of Rahul Dravid’s Kissan AD: Dravid’s father used to operate at the Kissan factory, which gave him the nickname “Jammy”. Dravid has already appeared in a Kissan commercial.

2. One-of-a-Kind Record: In addition, Rahul Dravid is the only cricketer to achieve a century in any test-playing country. With a century toward Bangladesh in Chittagong in 2004, he accomplished this incredible feat.

3. Sexiest Sports Figures: In an online poll, Dravid was voted the sexiest sports celebrity in India (2004-05). Yuvraj Singh and Sania Mirza were among those he left-back.

4. Dravid’s walls: Rahul Dravid has always been a gentleman on and off the stage. He is widely considered as one of the greatest Indian players of all time. Dravid is offering ‘decency lessons’ about how cricket stars can ‘behave’ around female fans in an old video in which he presents himself with composure and reverence, not letting his guard down despite being ‘proposed’ by a women fan.

5. Dravid, a hockey player: Before turning to cricket, Dravid was a hockey player. Dravid was picked for Karnataka’s junior state team due to his innate talent for the sport.

6. Induction into the Australian team: Glenn McGrath famously said that if there was one Indian cricketer who could deserve a direct entry into the great Australian team, it would be him.

7. Unique Honor: Rahul Dravid is the first cricketer from outside Australia to deliver the Bradman Oration. On December 14, 2012, he gave the Bradman Oration at the War Memorial in Canberra.

8. Top Scorer in a World Cup Series: Dravid scored 461 runs in the seventh ODI World Cup in England in 1999, a great answer to those who said he was just a Test match batsman.

 

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