Rahul Dravid celebrates 44th birthday

Rahul Dravid celebrates 44th birthday

India Blooms News Service | 11 Jan 2017

Bengaluru, Jan 11 (IBNS): Former international cricketer and a sporting icon, Rahul Dravid turned 44 on Wednesday.

Dravid was born in 1973.

He made both his Test and ODI debut in 1996.

Dravid scored 95 in his debut Test match batting opposite fellow debutant Sourav Ganguly, another legend of the game.

In a career spanning spanning 16 years, the Karnataka batsman scored 48 centuries, including 36 in Test matches.

Dravid also holds the world record (210) for the maximum number of catches taken by a regular fielder, other than the wicket-keeper, in Test cricket.

Nicknamed The Wall, he stood out for his rock solid temperament and was the cornerstone of Indian batting for a decade, before he hung his boots.

Along with Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly, Anil Kumble and VVS Laxman, Dravid formed the 'Fav 5' of Indian cricket, a group of individuals who dominated the sporting circle for a number of years. .

Post his retirement from competitive cricket, Rahul Dravid has taking up coaching and is the present coach of the Indian U-19 team.

Under his wing, the boys have been to the final of the ICC U-19 World Cup, where they lost to West Indies in a thrilling contest, but own the recently concluded Asia Cup, defeating Sri Lanka at their own backyard.

 

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Rahul Dravid celebrates 44th birthday

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