Monday, June 6, 2011

About cricketer


Rahul Sharad Dravid born 11 January 1973 is one of the most experienced cricketers in the Indian national team, of which he has been a regular member since 1996. He was appointed as the captain of the Indian cricket team in October 2005 and resigned from the post in September 2007. Dravid was honored as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2000.Dravid was also awarded the ICC Player of the Year and the Test Player of the Year at the inaugural awards ceremony held in 2004. On 27 December 2010, he took his 200th Test catch to get rid of Dale Steyn.

Personal life

Dravid was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh into a Maharashtrian Deshastha family living in Karnataka. His paternal ancestors were Iyers from Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. He grew up in Bangalore, Karnataka. He has a younger brother, Vijay. Both the brothers grew up in a simple middle class atmosphere. Dravid's father worked for Kissan, a company known for producing jams and preserves and thus he earned the nickname Jammy from his teammates at St. Joseph's Boys' High School. His mother, Pushpa, was a professor of architecture at Bangalore University. Rahul Dravid has a degree in commerce from St. Joseph's College of Commerce, Bangalore. On 4 May 2003, he married Dr. Vijeta Pendharkar, a surgeon from Nagpur and on 11 October 2005, their son, Samit, was born. On 27 April 2009, Vijeta gave birth to their second son, Anvay.

Early years

Dravid started playing cricket at the age of 12, and represented the state at the under-15, under-17 and under-19 level.[17] Rahul's talents were first spotted by former cricketer Keki Tarapore who was coaching at a summer coaching camp at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. He went on to score a century on debut for his school team.[12] Along with the batting, he was keeping wickets. However, he later stopped keeping wickets on advice from former Test players Gundappa Vishwanath, Roger Binny, Brijesh Patel and Tarapore.
He was selected to make his Ranji Trophy debut in February 1991 against Maharashtra in Pune (while still attending college at St. Joseph's College of Commerce in Bangalore), alongside future Indian teammates Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath, scoring 82 in a drawn match after batting in the No. 7 position. His first full season was in 1991-92, when he scored two centuries to finish with 380 runs at an average of 63.3,, and was selected for South Zone in the Duleep Trophy

Dravid in World Cups

Dravid was top scorer in the 7th World Cup (1999), scoring 461 runs. He is the only Indian to score two back to back centuries at the World Cup. He scored 110 vs Kenya and followed it with a masterly 145 against Sri Lanka in Taunton, in a match where he kept wickets. He was vice captain during 2003 World cup where India reached the final, serving his team in the dual capacity of a batsman and wicket keeper to accommodate an additional batsman, a move that paid huge dividends for India. Dravid was the captain during the 2007 cricket world cup in West Indies, where Indian cricket team had a dismal campaign.

Personal records

Dravid holds multiple world cricketing records. He is the second Indian batsman, after Sachin Tendulkar, and the third international player to have scored more than 12,000 runs in Test cricket.[4] On 14 February 2007, he became the sixth player in history and the third Indian (after Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly), to score 10,000 runs in ODI cricket.[5] He is the first and the only batsman to score a century in all ten Test playing nations.[6] With 200 catches, Dravid currently holds the world record for the highest number of catches in Test cricket.[7] Dravid has also been involved in more than 80 century partnerships with 18 different partners and has been involved in 19 century partnerships with Sachin Tendulkar — a world reco


  • Dravid holds the world record for being the first (and only) non-wicketkeeper to take 200 catches in Test cricket. As of 27-12-2010, he is way ahead of Mark Waugh (181 catches) and Ricky Ponting (177 catches)[41]
  • Dravid is the 2nd Indian (3rd in World) to score more than 12,000 test runs.
  • Has been involved in the most century partnerships in Test history - 85 (23 nov 2009).
  • Scored nearly 23% of the total runs put up by India (with a batting average of 102.84) in the 21 Test matches won under Ganguly's captaincy. This is the highest percentage contribution by any batsman in Test cricket history in matches won under a single captain where the captain has won more than 20 Tests.[39]
  • 2nd longest streak of consecutive Tests since debut (93 + 1 in ICC XI) missed 95th test at Ahmedabad due to fever, behind Adam Gilchrist (96).
  • First player to score a century against every Test playing nation away from home,[42]
  • Involved in highest partnership made away from home for any wicket for India with vice captain Virender Sehwag of 410 runs vs Pakistan at Lahore in 2006 (also, the highest partnership between a captain and the vice captain). Only Pankaj Roy and Vinoo Mankad have scored more runs in a partnership for India, 413 vs New Zealand in Chennai (6-11 Jan 1956).
  • Dravid is one among the only three batsmen to hit Test centuries in four consecutive innings. The other two are Jack Fingleton and Alan Melville. Dravid achieved this by hitting scores of 115, 148, 217 and 100* in three successive matches against England and one against the West Indies. Only Everton Weekes, with centuries in five consecutive innings, has achieved a longer sequence of consecutive Test hundreds.[43]
  • With scores of 50 or more in 7 consecutive Tests Dravid is behind only to Tendulkar (8) and Gambhir (11) among Indian batsmen. Gambhir and Viv Richards hold the world record with 11.
  • He is currently 2nd among batsmen who have scored most away runs in Tests (6430 as of April 2009). Only Sachin Tendulkar (7165) has scored more away Test runs.
  • He has played 150 innings of 94 tests at number 3. He has scored more than 8000 runs at this position. Both feats are world records.
  • 2nd Indian batsman to score twin hundreds in a Test twice, after Sunil Gavaskar. Gavaskar and Ponting are the only batsmen to score twin hundreds in a Test thrice.
  • One of only three Indians to score 5 double hundreds.(each bigger than the previous 200* vs Zimbabwe, 217 vs England, 222 vs New Zealand, 233 vs Australia, 270 vs Pakistan). In fact, along with Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar, he is one of only three Indians to score 190+ on seven occasions.
  • Partnering with Tendulkar, has scored more runs than any other pair, excluding opening pairs. They are the 3rd best in terms of total number of partnership runs scored by a pair in test cricket.[44]
  • Dravid has faced highest number of deliveries in test cricket, more than Allan Border's previous record of 27002 deliveries.[45]
  • 2nd highest number of fifties in test cricket after Australia's Allan Border (63) and jointly shared with compatriot Sachin Tendulkar (59)
  • Rahul Dravid is the third batsman in the world after compatriot Sachin Tendulkar and Australia's Ricky Ponting to reach the 12000-run milestone in test cricket.

One Dayers

  • Dravid is the 3rd Indian (6th in World) to score more than 10,000 ODI runs.
Partnership Records

                                                       World Cup Records
  • He was the leading run scorer in the 1999 World Cup with 461 runs.
  • Has the 2nd highest score (145) by a wicketkeeper in a World Cup behind AC Gilchrist(149).
  • He was only the second wicketkeeper-batsman after Zimbabwean Dave Houghton to score an ODI hundred in the World Cup.
  • He was the second batsman after Mark Waugh to score back-to-back hundreds in the World Cup
                                                     Captaincy Records
  • He is tied with Sachin Tendulkar in fourth place for having captained India in the most victorious matches



siva said...

All the very best to u!
maroof superrrrrrrrrrr

fahrf said...

maroof. vaazththukal. innum pala navisayangkaLai engkaloodu solliththa. nii nallapillaiyaaka valara iraivanin arul undakaddum.

With Love Maroof said...

siva said...

//" All the very best to u!
maroof superrrrrrrrrr"//

thnks a lot uncle......

fahrf said:
/////////maroof. vaazththukal. innum pala navisayangkaLai engkaloodu solliththa. nii nallapillaiyaaka valara iraivanin arul undakaddum.///////////

thnks a lot 4 the blessings n wishes/surely will share what all i know.... :)

balu said...

superrrrrrrrrr enakku m rompa pidikkum r vidda

With Love Maroof said...

//balu said...//

thanks balu uncle
even i like him

காங்கேயம் கோபி said...

வாழ்த்துக்கள் மரூஃப்.அருமையாக பிரிப்பேர் செய்துள்ளாய் பாராட்டுக்கள்..

With Love Maroof said...

//காங்கேயம் கோபி said...//

Thank you காங்கேயம் கோபி uncle