Former India batsman Rahul Dravid could soon have a new role in addition to his current job of being the coach of both the India âAâ and India U-19 team. Later he played for Rajasthan Royals and led it to finals of Champions League T20 in 2013, and play-offs of Indian Premier League in 2013. The series win will go down in the annals of Indian cricket as one of the greatest comebacks of all time, especially after the team was blown away for 36 in the first test at Adelaide. #INDvsAUSTest #AjinkyaRahane #AUSvIND #TeamIndia #Cricket #BorderGavaskarTrophy pic.twitter.com/fAq2B6kIDR. , Dravid did moderately well in the ensuing VB series with three fifties in the league stage, all of which came in winning cause.  India's designated keeper Mongia left the field at the end of 9th over during Kenyan innings, forcing Dravid to keep the wickets for the rest of the innings. , Born in a Marathi family and brought up in Bangalore, he started playing cricket at the age of 12 and later represented Karnataka at the under-15, under-17 and under-19 levels. On 7 September 2004, he was awarded the inaugural Player of the year award and the Test player of the year award by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Dravid concluded a successful stint with Kent aggregating 1221 runs from 16 first class matches(15 county games and 1 tour game against Zimbabwe) at an average of 55.50 including 2 hundreds and 8 fifties.  Dravid's maiden ODI hundred came in a losing cause in the 1997 Pepsi Independence Cup against Pakistan in Chennai. As these things go, Rahul Dravid being known as 'The Wall' is pretty much spot on.  They played cautiously, taking body blows on a pitch with uneven bounce. , The Australian juggernaut seemed unstoppable as they looked on course towards their 17th consecutive victory in the Second Test at the Eden Gardens, when they bowled India out for meagre 171 in the first innings and enforced a follow-on after securing a massive lead of 274 runs. In January 2004, Dravid was found guilty of ball tampering during an ODI with Zimbabwe. He scored 162 in the drawn Second test to end the series with an average of 432.00 – highest batting average by an Indian in a series across all formats.  He was selected to India's national cricket team while working towards an MBA at St Joseph's College of Business Administration.  Having lost the first two games, India needed to win the remaining three games of the first round to have any chance of advancing into the Super Six stage. 3 position in the absence of injured Laxman, Dravid top scored for India in the ensuing 3-Test series as well with 235 runs at an average of 47.00. , – Glenn McGrath on how to approach Dravid, while speaking to The Daily Telegraph, December 2003. The book was titled, This page was last edited on 22 January 2021, at 23:15. 'The fortress' could also describe Rahul. , He made his World Cup debut against South Africa at Hove striking a half century, but scored just 13 in the next game against Zimbabwe. Dravid scored 222 runs in the first innings and 73 runs in the second innings receiving a man of the match award for his efforts.  He top scored for India in the series with 277 runs at an average of 55.40. , Rahul Dravid, along with Glenn McGrath were honoured during the seventh annual Bradman Awards function in Sydney on 1 November 2012. He didn't do too well in the remaining 4 ODIs as Australia won the series 3–2. Former Indian cricketer and batting icon Rahul Dravid was the coach of the young Indian battalion that lost to the West Indies Under-19s in the final.  By the end of 1997/98 Test season, he had scored 15 fifties in 22 Tests which included four scores of nineties but just a solitary hundred. Under his coaching, the U-19 team was runners-up â¦  Dravid scored 95 runs before getting out to the bowling of Chris Lewis. Although Dravid scored a hundred against Tasmania in the practice match, he failed miserably with the bat in the Test series as India slumped to a 0–3 whitewash. First Test having been abandoned without a ball being bowled, the series started for Dravid with the first duck of his Test career in the first innings of the Second Test and ended with hundreds in both the innings of the Third Test in Hamilton. He is the Director of Cricket Operations at National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru, India. , Rahul Dravid, reflecting back on his Test debut 15 years later, during India tour of England, 2011. Coming in to bat at 15/2, Dravid faced 295 balls scoring 137 runs – his maiden hundred in county championships. India eventually went on to win the match by innings margin. , Dravid tasted first success of his ODI career in the 1996 'Friendship' Cup against Pakistan in the tough conditions of Toronto. , India kick started the new Test season with a 9-wicket win against Bangladesh. Having conceded a 260 runs lead in the first innings of the Second Test at Nottingham, Indians were in a spot of bother. He became the first Indian to score triple century in test with a score of 309.. , On the next tour to Sri Lanka, India lost the first three matches of the triangular event. Dravid completed his second hundred of the series in the process. Dravid has scored 36 centuries in Test cricket, with an average of 52.31; this included five double centuries. The win came because of inspired performances by young guns like Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar and Shubman Gill, all of who have played under Rahul Dravid at the Under-19 level. Rahul Dravid believes IPL franchises are "missing a trick" by not involving more Indian coaches. Although India lost to New Zealand in the Finals, their spirited performance in the tournament helped restoring public faith back in Indian cricket. For me, growing up, I dreamt of playing for India.  Lloyd emphasised that television footage caught Dravid putting a lozenge on the ball during the Zimbabwean innings on Tuesday night at the Gabba.   This was only the third instance of a team winning a Test after following-on and India became the 2nd team to do so. , In 2014, Rahul Dravid joined the GoSports Foundation, Bangalore as a member of their board of advisors. 4.3K views View 1 Upvoter On 4 May 2003 he married Vijeta Pendharkar, a surgeon from Nagpur. The highlight for Dravid was 75 runs scored in the tough fourth innings chase of the Second Test – a crucial contribution to India's first Test win in Sri Lanka since 1993 despite the absence of key players like Tendulkar, Laxman, Srinath and Kumble. Dravid aggregated 602 runs in the series from four matches at an average of 100.33, including three hundreds and a fifty and was adjudged joint man of the series along with Michael Vaughan. Visit IPLT20.com the official IPLT20 website for minute-to-minute LIVE updates. Dravid played crucial innings in all the three victories. During India's unsuccessful tour of England in 2011, in which their 4–0 loss cost them the top rank in Test cricket, Dravid made three centuries. pic.twitter.com/v8WUbqAdcC, Lets not forget #RahulDravidContribution Always the man behind the scene controlling things without hogging the limelight!  He emerged as the highest scorer of the series with 220 runs in five matches at an average of 44.00 and a strike rate of 68.53. Vihari, who played most of the second innings with a hamstring injury that didn't even allow him to run, revealed that he got an appreciation message from the great Rahul Dravid after the match.  First of those came against New Zealand in the first of the two-test home series at Ahmedabad.  Riding on Agarkar's all-round performance, Dravid led India to a 39-run victory in his maiden ODI as Indian captain. In collaboration with GoSports Foundation he is mentoring India's future Olympians and Paralympians as part of the Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme. Indiaâs legendary cricketer Rahul Dravid revealed that it was maestro Kapil Devâs advice that helped him to explore options following his retirement before he decided to pick up the coaching job of India A and Under-19 sides. Sent out to open the batting in place of an injured Gautam Gambhir, he scored his second successive hundred. He was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2000.  In the next tour game against British Universities, Dravid scored a hundred. , Later that month, India played a two Test home series against Pakistan. A lot has been said over Duncan Fletcherâs stint at one of the most lucrative jobs in world cricket. Amidst all these discussions regarding this controversy, former Indian cricketer and U-19 coach, Rahul Dravid said that the way of dismissal, chosen by R Ashwin, falls under the law of the game. 3 slot again in the second innings of the Second Test, a move that paid rich dividends in the ensuing Test. However, he could not break into the playing eleven. 6, was the only Indian batsman who reached double figures in the innings scoring 27 not out. , The Zimbabwe tour was followed by a tour to New Zealand. , Dravid captained the Indian team for the first time in the fifth match of the bilateral ODI series against Zimbabwe in the absence of Ganguly who was serving suspension. I cannot forget that moment.  His performance against Sri Lanka in fourth ODI (64 runs, 1 catch) earned him a man of the match award. , India's tour of England in 2002 started with a triangular ODI event involving India, England and Sri Lanka.  He scored 200 not out in the first inning and 70 not out in the second, guiding India to a comfortable 9-wicket victory against Zimbabwe. Dravid came out on top. You have just got to bowl well to him early on because he gets himself really set for a big innings once he is in, Indian people love to give their cricket heroes a nickname.  The county stint gave him a chance to "get away to a new environment" and "relax". His mother, Pushpa, was a professor of architecture at the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE), Bangalore.  While he has no pretensions to being a bowler, Dravid often kept wicket for India in ODIs.  He ended as the top scorer of the series with 309 runs from five games at an average of 77.25 and a strike rate of 84.65.  He was the second highest run scorer for India in the four-match bilateral ODI series in the West Indies in 1996/97 with 121 runs at an average of 40.33 and a strike rate of 57.61. In all, he scored 461 runs in the four matches at an average of 76.83 with three hundreds. Indian team, Dravid included, fared poorly in the Asia cup and failed to qualify for the Final.  Dravid scored a century for his school team.  Indian badminton player Prannoy Kumar, Para-swimmer Sharath Gayakwad and young Golfer S. Chikkarangappa was part of the initial group of athletes to be mentored by Rahul Dravid. In their last county game of the season, Kent needed one bonus point to prevent themselves from being relegated to the Second Division. After the third test in Sydney which saw India earn a creditable draw due to the gritty efforts of Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin, it was later revealed that both these players were battling injuries and they were forced to sit out of the fourth test. He was paid approximately Rs 60 lakh for being the Head of Operations of the National Cricket Academy. Dravid made sure they stay put in the First Division by fetching that one bonus point with an inning of 77 runs. Also, in the last 3-4 years, we played many India A tours and he was the coach (Rahul Dravid). , Dravid top scored for India in the two-match Test series in New Zealand as India slumped to a whitewash.  He is fluent in several languages: Marathi, Kannada, English and Hindi. The highlights for him included – hitting a hundred with a swollen jaw and helping India avoid the follow-on in the process at Georgetown in the drawn First Test; contributing with a fifty and four catches to India's victory in the Second Test at Port of Spain – India's first Test victory in West Indies since 1975–76; and another fifty in the drawn Fourth Test with a wicket to boot – that of Ridley Jacobs who was batting on 118.  The Indo-Pak Test series was followed by the 1998–99 Asian Test Championship. He is the reason because of whom Rahul Dravid doesn't coach any IPL team. 6, he scored 40 runs in the first innings. I have failed at times, but I have never stopped trying. So that bridged the gap between the Ranji Trophy and the Indian team. He learned to pace his innings cleverly without going for the slogs.  Despite being outscored by Tendulkar, Dravid was awarded man of the match for his efforts. , Dravid and Laxman played out the remaining time on the third day and whole of the fourth day, denying Australia any wicket on Day 4. , He was criticised by Vijay Mallya for not picking the team with right balance after his then IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore finished seventh out of the eight teams that participated in the 2008 season.. Dravid scored 80 in the first of the 5-match ODI series at his home ground as India won the match by 60 runs. Panesar He first stumped Graeme Hick off Sunil Joshi's bowling, who became Dravid's first victim as a wicket-keeper, and then caught Neil Fairbrother off Ajay Jadeja's bowling. His nickname of 'The Wall' in Reebok advertisements is now used as his nickname. Up Next The role Rahul Dravid played in Team India's success Rahul sir is their go-to man Starting 2021 in style!  According to the ICC's Code of Conduct, players are not allowed to apply substances to the ball other than sweat and saliva. Around the end of his international career, he was already in a captain-cum-coach role with Rajasthan Royals.  As of 23 September 2010, Dravid's Test average in abroad is 55.53, and his Test average at home is 50.76; his ODI average abroad is 37.93 and his ODI average at home is 43.11. 3 position which had been Dravid's usual spot for quite sometime now, while Dravid, who had gotten out bowled to Warne for second time in a row in the first innings for just 25 runs, was relegated to no. Rahul Dravid has been sponsored by several brands throughout his career including Reebok (1996 – present), Pepsi (1997 present), Kissan (Unknown), Castrol (2001 – present), Hutch  Prior to the Test series, India participated and won the 5-match ODI series 3–2. Dravid, who was a rock in the Indian middle order during his playing days, is heading the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru where he grooms Indian players who play for the India A team and U-19 level.  Dravid helped India tread through a tricky chase with an unbeaten fifty as India registered their first test victory in Australia since 1980/81 to go up 1–0 in the series.  However, his effort of 51 runs from 71 balls in the Fourth ODI came in India's victory and earned him his second Man of the Match award of the series.  He wasn't particularly impressive with the bat, scoring just three runs before being dismissed by Muttiah Muralitharan, but took two catches in the match. As of December 2016, Dravid is the fourth-highest run scorer in Test cricket, after Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis.  Former cricketer Keki Tarapore first noticed Dravid's talent while coaching at a summer camp in the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Besides, Indiaâs star pacer Jasprit Bumrah was also ruled out along with Ravindra Jadeja dealing further blows to Indiaâs chances. He was adjudged man of the match for his match winning knock.  Dravid registered a score of ninety each in the next two tests as Australia leveled the series 1–1. Hailed as The Wall, Dravid was named one of the best five cricketers of the year by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2000 and received the Player of the Year and the Test Player of the Year awards at the inaugural ICC awards ceremony in 2004. , Dravid, who had been knocking at the doors of Indian national cricket team for quite a while with his consistent performance in domestic cricket, received his first national call in October 1994, for the last two matches of the Wills World Series. He once again scored a crucial fifty in the Sixth ODI as India once again leveled the series after trailing 2–3. , Dravid warmed up for his debut World Cup with two fifties in the 1998–99 Coca-Cola Cup in Sharjah, one each against England and Pakistan.  Dravid contributed to India's campaign with 318 runs at an average of 63.60 and 16 dismissals (15 catches, 1 stumping). 1 ranking in tests. Batting and Fielding Mat No Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s CT ST Career 89 5 2174 75* 28.23 1,882 115.51 0 11 269 28 18 0 2013 18 1 471 65 29.43 He received scant support from his teammates as India were bowled out for 286 and lost the test.  This was Dravid's only wicket in Test cricket. He had discussed about the prospects regarding the same with John Wright, the former New Zealand cricketer and incumbent Kent coach, during India's 1998–99 tour of New Zealand. He has also spent 44152 minutes at the crease, which is the highest time spent on crease by any player in test cricket.. 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