Rahul Dravid (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Mother, Biography, Family, Career, Cast, IPL Price, Wife, Net Worth, Retirement & More
Rahul Dravid is a spectacular Indian batsman who plays exceptionally well and has shown some fascinating shots in his career. He is right handed batsman and right arm off spin bowler.
Dravid played for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan royals in Indian premier league.
|Real name||Rahul Dravid|
|Nickname||The Wall, Jammy, Mr. Dependable|
|Date of birth||11 January 1973|
|Age (as in 2021)||48 years old|
|Birth Place||Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|Family||Father– Sharad Dravid|
Mother– Pushpa Dravid
Brother– Vijay Dravid
|Home Town||Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
Birth and Early life
Rahul Dravid was born on 11 January 1973 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. He later moved on to Bangalore, Karnataka, India, where he was raised. Dravid did his schooling at St. Joseph’s Boys High School, Bangalore, and did his graduation from Saint Joseph’s College of Commerce. He was selected to the Indian National Cricket team when he was working towards his MBA.
Education and More
|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|
|Awards||Wisden Cricketer of the year(2000), Padma Bhushan (2013)|
Rahul Dravid represented Karnataka in Under-19, Under-17, Under-15 cricket team which led to his selection in state’s Ranji Trophy. He made his Ranji debut for Karnataka in 1991-1992 season. His debut season was splendid, he performed exceptionally well and scored a lot of runs. He was selected to play for South Zone in the Duleep trophy due to his terrific performance.
Rahul was an icon player for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2008 and he became the highest run-scorer that year. He, later on, went to play for Rajasthan royals. Dravid has till now played more than 89 IPL matches and scored more than 11 IPL centuries.
Rahul played his first international ODI match against Sri Lanka on 3 April 1996. His performance was not commendable, he scored meager three runs and took two wickets, his next match also didn’t go well. Unlike his ODI career, his test career was successful.
Dravid was selected for the tour against England because of his consistent performance in domestic cricket. He made his test debut on 20 June 1996, against England in the second test of the series.
Criticism from selectors improved his ODI career and during the 1999 World Cup, he was in his top form. He became the highest run-scorer in the world cup tournament. As a non-wicket-keeper, he has a record of taking the highest number of wickets.
|International debut||Test– 20 June 1996 against England|
ODI– 3 April 1996 against Sri Lanka
T20I– 31 August 2011 against England
|Debut Matches||First Class on 1990/91|
List-A on 1992/93
|Retirement||Test- March 2012|
ODI- August 2011
T20I- August 2011
|Teams||India Karnataka, Canterbury, Kent, |
Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals
|Batting Style||Right handed|
|Bowling Style||Right arm off spin|
|Best Record||In the test, he scored 5 double centuries and each of them was a higher score than the previous one (200, 217, 222, 233, 270).|
|Coach/ Mentor||Keki Tarapore, G R Vishwanath|
|IPL Debut Match||2008|
|Years of Played Matches and teams||Royal Challengers Bangalore (2008-10)|
|IPL price||Not known|
Personal Life & More
Rahul Dravid’s father Sharad Dravid worked for a company that makes jams and preserves. His mother, Pushpa Dravid, was a professor of architecture at the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering. He has one brother Vijay Dravid. He married Vijeta Pendharkar on 4 May 2003.
|Children||Son: Samit Dravid, Anvay Dravid|
|Net worth||$23 Million|
|Salary||INR 1 crore|
Physical Status & More
|Body Measurements||-Chest: 41 Inches- Waist: 34 Inches- Biceps: 13 Inches|
|Hobbies||Playing Hockey, Listening Music, Reading|
Some important facts about Rahul Dravid-
- Rahul Dravid was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
- He started playing Cricket at the age of 12 and scored a century for his school team.
- In 2004-2005, Dravid was voted the sexist sports personality in India in an online survey.
- Although he is considered a test batsman, he holds the record for the second-fastest 50 (in 22 balls) among Indian batsmen in ODI after Ajit Agarkar’s 67 runs off 21 balls.
- His MTV Bakra episode became very popular. In the episode, after being interviewed by a female journalist, the journalist proposes to him; however, Dravid refuses her proposal and tries to leave the room; making the whole scenario very funny.
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