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Rahul Dravid

Full name Rahul Sharad Dravid
Born January 11, 1973, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Major teams India, Scotland, ACC Asian XI, ICC World XI, Karnataka, Kent
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm off-break
Fielding position Occasional wicketkeeper

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2000

ICC Test Player of the Year 2004

ICC Player of the Year 2004

Rahul Dravid comes as a comfort to those who are perturbed by the feeling that the days of gentlemen cricketers are a passť. Whenever Rahul Dravid plays a good knock, which is quite often, cricket no longer appears to be mere game of bat and ball. Rather it suddenly seems to acquire a long tradition and his batting becomes an elaborate ritual of exorcising the dead legends of the past. Rahul Dravid's batting technique is immaculate. His flowing drives, where his elbow rests right over steady head, his perfect square cuts and his imposing hooks, truly Rahul Dravid seems to possess all the shots in the cricket book, which seems to be authored by none other than himself. Rahul Dravid made his debut against England at Lords in 1996. Even though he was more than impressive in the test matches, Rahul Dravid was never regarded as suitable for the shorter version of the game. In fact he was even dropped from the one-day squad for slow batting. Rahul Dravid has since then bounced back and taken his strike rate to a respectable 70.60.

Rahul Dravid has scored 23 centuries, out of which five of them are double centuries. With over hundred test matches to his credit, Rahul Dravid's batting average is staggeringly close to 60. He is one of the few batsmen in the world who average more overseas than in the friendlier home grounds.

Rahul Dravid's faultless batting has earned him an apt nickname 'The Wall'. Presently, Rahul Dravid is putting his cool head to a good use as the captain of the Indian team. He commands genuine respect and camaraderie among his teammates. Cricketscorelive.com gives information on Rahul Dravid and other Great Cricket Players.


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