Rahul Dravid Biography

Rahul Dravid: Early Life, Family Background

  • Full Name: Rahul Sharad Dravid
  • Nickname: The Wall, Jammy, Mr. Dependable
  • Date of Birth: 11 January 1973
  • Zodiac sign: Capricorn
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Hometown: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • School: St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • College: St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India, St Joseph’s College of Business Administration, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Profession: Former Indian Cricketer
  • Eye Colour: Black
  • Hair Colour: Black
  • Favourite Shot: Cover Drive
  • Father Name: Sharad Dravid
  • Mother Name: Pushpa Dravid
  • Brother Name: Vijay Dravid
  • Religion: Hindu
  • Hobbies: Playing Hockey, Listening Music, Reading
  • Wife: Vijeta Pendharkar, Surgeon (married 4 May 2003)
  • Sons: Samit Dravid (born 2005), Anvay Dravid (born 2009)
  • Favourite Cricketer: Sachin Tendulkar
  • Favourite Food: Chicken Tikka Masala, Dal and Rice, Mango Milkshake
  • Favourite Colour: Blue
  • Favourite Film: Braveheart, Ghost
  • Favourite Actor: Tom Cruise, Aamir Khan
  • Favourite Actress: Demi Moore, Michelle Pfieffer

Rahul Dravid Stats

Rahul Dravid Batting Career Summary

Rahul Dravid Bowling Career Summary

Rahul Dravid Awards and Recognition

  • His two partnerships in ODI, 318-run partnership with Sourav Ganguly and 331-run partnership with Sachin Tendulkar, is a world record.
  • In the year 2000, he was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the year.
  • He holds the record for playing greatest number of innings before being dismissed for a duck.
  • In August 2011, by delivering the Bradman Oration in Canberra, Dravid became the first non-Australian to do so.
  • In test, he scored 5 double centuries and each of them was a higher score than the previous one (200, 217, 222, 233, 270).
  • He holds the record for the highest percentage of runs scored in matches won under his captaincy.
  • After Sachin Tendulkar, Dravid is the only Indian cricketer to score 10000 runs both in tests and ODIs.
  • He is the only batsman to score a century in each test playing nation.
  • By having 210 catches, he holds the record for the most number of catches taken by a player (non-wicket-keeper).


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