CRICKETERS OF INDIA – RAHUL DRAVID
INDIAN CRICKETER – RAHUL DRAVID
Rahul Sharad Dravid, (born 11 January 1973) is a cricketer in the Indian national team, of which he has been a regular member since 1996. He was appointed as the captain of the Indian cricket team in October 2005 and resigned from the post in September 2007. Popularly hailed as “The Wall of Indian cricket”, Dravid is regarded by many to be one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the game. Dravid holds multiple cricketing records. He is the second Indian batsman, after Sachin Tendulkar, and the third international player to reach 12,000 runs in Test cricket. On 4 May 2003, he married Vijeta Pendharkar, a surgeon from Nagpur. They have two children, Samit (born 2005) and Anvay (born 2009).
Dravid started playing cricket at the age of 12, and represented the state at the under-15, under-17 and under-19 level. On 14 February 2007, he became the sixth player overall and the third Indian (after Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly), to score 10,000 runs in ODI cricket in cricketing history. He is the first and only batsman to score a century in all ten Test playing nations. With more than 200 catches, Dravid currently holds the world record for the most number of catches in Test cricket. Dravid has also been involved in more than 80 century partnerships with 18 different partners and has been involved in 19 century partnerships with Sachin Tendulkar – a world record.
Rahul Dravid has 2 biographies written on his career: Rahul Dravid – A Biography written by Vedam Jaishankar and The Nice Guy Who Finished First written by Devendra Prabhudesai. Rahul has done commercial endorsements for Reebok, Pepsi, Kissan, Hutch, Castrol, MaxLife, Karnataka Tourism, Bank of Baroda, Skyline, Sansui, Samsung, Gillette and many more.