Rahul Dravid 51st Birthday: Indian cricket team head coach Rahul Dravid is celebrating his 51st birthday today. Team India has to play the first match of the three-match T20 series against Afghanistan today. In such a situation, the players of the Indian team will try to make this day even more special for coach Dravid by winning this match. Rahul Dravid is counted among the great batsmen of world cricket, who has an excellent record both at home and abroad.
Rahul Dravid used to make bowlers sweat
In the cricket world, Rahul Dravid is known as ‘The Wall’, the biggest reason behind this is that no matter how difficult the conditions were for batting, Dravid was an expert in making the bowlers sweat and getting their wickets was easy. It was not an easy task. Dravid made many such records during his international cricket career, which no player has been able to break till now, in this there is a 20 year old record which hardly any player will be able to break in the future. .
Most consecutive innings played without getting out for a duck
Rahul Dravid holds the record of playing 173 consecutive innings for the longest period without getting out for a duck in all the three international formats of T20, ODI and Test cricket. Now no player in world cricket has been successful in breaking this 20-year-old record of Dravid. Dravid made this record between 10 January 2000 and 6 February 2004. The name of Sachin Tendulkar is second in this list, who was not out on a duck for 136 consecutive innings. Apart from this, Dravid holds the record of taking the maximum number of 210 catches as a player in Test cricket.
Rahul Dravid’s international career was like this
Talking about Rahul Dravid’s international cricket, he has scored 13288 runs at an average of 52.31 while playing in 164 Test matches and during this period, he has seen 36 centuries and 63 half-centuries with his bat. Dravid also has 5 double centuries recorded in his name in Test cricket. In ODI, Dravid has played 344 matches and scored 10889 runs at an average of 39.17, in which he has scored 12 centuries and 83 half-centuries. Dravid has played only 1 T20 match for Team India and in this he has scored 31 runs. If we look at Dravid’s record in IPL, he has scored 2174 runs in 89 matches at an average of 28.23 in which 11 half-century innings have been recorded. In 2018, when the Indian Under-19 team won the World Cup, Dravid was appointed as the head coach of the team.
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