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Some interesting facts about Rahul Dravid

Dravid was born on 11 January 1973 in a Marathi family in Indore to parents Pushpa Dravid and Sharad Dravid. But he grew up in Bangalore. His father worked in a food processing company and his mother was a professor of architecture at the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering.

Rahul Dravid went to St. Joseph’s Boys High School in Bangalore and completed his higher education at St. Joseph’s College of Commerce. During his MBA studies, BCCI selected him for the national team.

As Dravid’s father worked in a jam factory, people called him Jamie and fans nicknamed him “The Wall” for his dependable batting.

Dravidians are multilingual – they can speak Marathi, Kannada, English and Hindi fluently.

Rahul Dravid entered the world of cricket at the age of 12. Former cricketer Keki Tarapore acknowledged his talent at the summer camp at the Chinnaswamy Stadium when he scored a century for his school as a wicket-keeper batsman. The talented man has also played for Karnataka Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19.

The right-handed batsman made his first appearance for Karnataka in first-class cricket in a 1991 Ranji Trophy game against Maharashtra in Pune, his future Team India teammates Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath were also part of the Karnataka team in that match. Dravid scored 82 runs in the match and the match was tied. In the very next season, Dravid scored 2 centuries and 380 runs at an impressive average of 63.30, which pushed him into the South Zone Duleep Trophy squad.

Rahul Dravid was the highest run-scorer in the 1999 World Cup, scoring 461 runs in 8 matches at an average of 65.85. Though India did not qualify for the semi-finals, Dravid drew criticism from his critics with his performance as he struggled in the limited-overs format ahead of the World Cup.

Rahul Dravid was the highest run-scorer in the 1999 World Cup, scoring 461 runs in 8 matches at an average of 65.85. Rahul Dravid is the only Indian batsman to have scored a century in four consecutive Test innings, a feat he achieved in 2002.

Rahul Dravid created a unique record to his name by being the first player to score a century against all ten Test-playing nations.

Rahul Dravid was made the captain during Greg Chappell’s tenure as the coach of the Indian cricket team. He led India to India’s first Test victory in South Africa in 2006. The best was yet to come and Dravid won the Test series 1–0 in England. They also defeated West Indies in a Test series in the West Indies in 2006, which was India’s first Test series win in the West Indies since 1971.

Dravid relinquished the captaincy after being eliminated in the group stage in the 2007 World Cup. Dravid has been a part of the Indian Premier League for 6 years, 3 years for Royal Challengers Bangalore (2008-10) and 3 years for Rajasthan Royals (2011-13).

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