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Name: Navnath Jadhav
Class: S.E (I.T)
Roll no.: 35
Topic Name : -My favorite
Cricket Player: Rahul
“The Wall” of Indian Cricket Team
Rahul Sharad Dravid
On 11th January 1973, in
Indore a Kannada couple
Sharad and Pushpa Dravid
were gifted with a son, they
named him Rahul.
Rahul’s interest in cricket began to
blossom when he was 10 years old.
Like most boys his age, he began to
knock about with a rubber ball in the
But with his considerable talent, it did
not take him long to become an
indispensable cricketer for his school
TARAPORE SPOTTED DRAVID AT A
CRICKET CAMP ORGANIZED BY THE
KARNATAKA STATE CRICKET
ASSOCIATION (KSCA) WHEN HE WAS
JUST 11 YEARS OLD, AND A STUDENT AT
ST. JOSEPH’S SCHOOL, BANGALORE.
The Dravid success
Story began to unfold
at great speed. He
played at the Under-17
And Under-19 circuit,
then made his debut in
Ranji Trophy in 1991,
while a second-year student at the St. Joseph’s
College of Commerce in Bangalore.
It was a game against Maharashtra, and
Dravid, batting at No. 7 stroked a masterful
In the very next match, against Bengal he got
his maiden first class hundred, a rock-solid
132, this time batting at No.6.
And these qualities
impressed the selectors.
Those watching Dravid play at the
domestic level realized here was Mr.
Potential walking around in cricket
His yen for being a perfectionist
technically, his sound temperament, his
ability to accumulate runs with patience,
all augured well for the future of Indian
Success at the domestic level
THEN CAME Mr. DEPENDABLE TO THE NATIONAL SIDE
In 1996, Dravid got his hard earned test cap
against England at The Lord’s alongside
It was a match both men will remember for
different reasons. Dravid because he missed a
century by five runs, Ganguly because he managed
to get a ton.
The 1999 World Cup, was although , not
one of the most memorable editions to the
mega event as far as Indian team’s
performance is concerned, but, it gave
Rahul the recognition of a top class ODI
batsman for sure.
Emerging as the highest run getter with
461 runs under his belly he made 2
centuries and 3 fifties.
All of them scored at a steady pace and
under difficult conditions.
Dravid at the 1999
England World Cup
1999-2005 DRAVID’S BEST
From Jan. 1999 to
Dec. 2005 Dravid
played 210 ODI
scored 7,134 runs
at the average of
42.97 including 10
centuries and 53
This was the
scored by any
batsmen in the
world in 6 years
• It was on 4th May 2003
that one of the most
eligible bachelors of
that time in India
decided to get married.
• It was an arranged
marriage with “Vijeta” a
Doctor by profession.
200+ IN 2002-2003-2004 YEAR TEST
200* VS ZIMBABWE
217 VS ENGLAND IN SEPT.2002
A W A R D S
1998,Arjuna Award 1999,International
Cricketer of the World Cup
ICC PLAYER OF THE YEAR & ICC
TEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2004
SIR DON BRADMAN
ORATION AWARD IN
He has got 4 Man Of The
Series & 11 Man Of The
Dravid is the only international cricketer to
have staged 10 or more
partnerships of hundred runs with
four different batsmen (Tendulkar, VVS
Laxman, Sehwag and Ganguly).
R E C O R D S
Dravid holds the
world record for
catches as a
fielder in Test
Cricket. He retired
with a record haul
of 210 catches
INDIA CRICKET TEAM AFTER LOSS IN 2007 WC
As a captain Dravid
lead India in 79 ODI
matches from them
India won 42 & lost 33
& 4 where drawn. In
test matches he
leaded for 25 won 8,
lost 6 and 11 where
But after bad cricket
in West Indies 2007
World Cup he resign
from his Captaincy
DRAVID AS A CAPTAIN
FLOP SHOW IN INTERNATIONAL CRICKET
BUT SUCCESSFULLY ACCEPTED IPL
Dravid played from RCB & RR in which
he has done captaincy from both
Dravid played from RCB for 3 years.
But he got fail to captain RCB.so he
moved to Rajasthan Royals to lead
after Shane Warne’s Resign.
In 2013, Dravid took RR to the Semi
So far he was a good IPL accepted
player at the age of 40 as a Captain
& as well as opening batsman.
the wall’s last call from all international
format of cricket
saying that he
wanted to Give his
time to his Family.