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Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid: Top 5 Records Held By 'The Wall' Of Indian Cricket

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| January 11 , 2019 , 10:57 IST

Former Indian cricket captain and The Wall Rahul Sharad Dravid turned 46 on Friday. Former Indian batsman was born on 11 January 1973.

The legendary cricketer has been considered as one of the greatest batsmen India ever produced in the history of cricket.

Cricket fans believed Dravid as Mr Dependable, and often referred him to as The Great Wall of Indian cricket. Former Indian captain had played 164 Tests and scored 13,288 runs at an average of 52.31 with 36 Centuries and 63 fifties. As far as ODI cricket, The Wall of Indian cricket amassed 10,889 runs from 344 ODIs at an average of 39.16 which includes 12 tons and 83 half-centuries.

Look at the top 5 records held by Rahul Dravid:

  1. Most no. of catches by a player in the history of test cricket

Rahul Dravid was considered as the best slip fielder of his time as the veteran managed to grab 210 catches in his 164 Test match career.

  1. Dravid became the first ever batsman in Test cricket with 10000 runs at No.3

Former Indian captain is the first international cricketer to have scored more than 10,000 runs batting at no. 3 position - 10,524 runs from 219 innings at an avg. of 52.88 with 28 hundred and 50 fifties and a highest score of 270.

  1. First cricketer to score centuries in all 10 Test playing nations

Legendary Dravid is the first batsman to have scored centuries in all 10 Test cricket playing nations. England, West Indies, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India were the 10 Test playing nations during his career.          

  1. The Wall has two 300-plus partnerships in ODI cricket

The only batsman to have been involved in two ODI partnerships exceeding 300 runs. Dravid was also the first batsman to be involved in a 300 run partnership in a Cricket World Cup along with Sourav Ganguly in the 1999 World Cup match against Sri Lanka at Taunton.

  5. The record for most time spent at the crease by a Test batsman

Rahul Dravid holds the record for most time spent at the crease by a Test batsman, recording 735 hours and 52 minutes (44,152 minutes) on the pitch.