Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid: 10 amazing facts about ‘The Great Wall of India’

Written by Newsroom Staff January 11, 2019 10:46

New Delhi: Rahul Dravid was born on 11 January 1973 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. With over 10,000 runs in both ODIs and Tests, Dravid showed his class and temperament in all conditions. As it is popularly quoted among fans, ‘If cricket is a gentleman’s game, then Rahul Dravid is that gentleman.’ On his 46th birthday there are a few facts unknown.

Here are 10 amazing facts about Rahul Dravid – The Great Wall of India.

# Rahul Dravid was born in Indore and later moved to Bangalore. His mother tongue is Marathi.

# His father worked for Kissan Jam Factory which is known for delicious jams, this earned him the name Jammy . Later he also starred in Kissan Ad.

# Rahul Dravid very much interested to play Hockey and he was also got selected in Karnataka state Junior Hockey team.

# He is also known as “The Wall”, “Mr.Dependable” & “Jammy”

# Rahul Dravid made his Test Debut against England in Lords and scored 95 runs.

# Dravid is the only Indian to score centuries in four consecutive test match innings.

# He also became the only non-Australian cricketer to give the Bradman Oration in 2012.

# With 461 runs, Dravid was the highest scorer in 1999 World Cup. He was also named one of the best five cricketers of the year by Wisden in 2000

# In November 2003, Dravid added another feather to his cap. The batsman scored 50 runs off just 22 balls against New Zealand. This is the second fastest ODI fifty score by an Indian, after Ajit Agarkar.

# Dravid fell in love with his friend Vijeta Pendharkar, a doctor by profession, after having known the family for years. The couple tied the knot in 2003, and have two sons, Samit and Anvay.