Rahul Dravid is a sports player who has stopped playing professionally. He used to play cricket and was captain of the national cricket team of India. He was famous, and many people think he is one of the best cricket players ever. He scored the fourth-moust runs of any player, after Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis. He was born in January 11, 1973 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh in India. He is the only player in the world to score a century against all ten test playing countries. 
Performance[change | change source]
Dravid played 164 Test cricket matches and 344 ODI matches. Rahul Dravid scored 13,288 runs in Test cricket and 10,899 runs in ODIs. He picked up 4 wickets in ODIs and 1 wicket in Test cricket. Rahul Dravid made 36 centuries and 63 fifties in Test matches and 12 centuries and 83 fifties in ODIs.
Rahul Dravid is one of the best wicket keepers of his time. His performances in wicket keeping are as follows: Catches\Stumpings in Test Cricket: 210\0, ODIs: 196\14. His best batting score in a single inning of the Test match is 270 runs. His best batting score in ODI is 153. His best bowling performances are Test cricket-1/18, One day International-2/43.
Other types of cricket[change | change source]
In the Indian Premier League he played on the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals teams. In other types of cricket he played for Karnataka, Kent, Scottish Saltiers and the Marylebone Cricket Club.
Awards[change | change source]
- Dravid was given the third and fourth highest civilian awards of India, the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri.
- He was named one of the best five cricketers of the year by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2000.
- He was also awarded the Player of the Year and Test Player of the Year at the inaugural ICC awards ceremony in 2004.
References[change | change source]
- "Rahul Dravid profile and biography, stats, records, averages, photos and videos". Cricinfo.
- "Is Rahul Dravid the greatest middle-order batsman of all time?". bbc.co.uk. 9 March 2012.
- "The greatness of Rahul Dravid". bbc.co.uk. 9 March 2012.
- "'The best No. 3 batsman in the world'". rediff.com. 28 March 2012.