KL Rahul Breaks Rahul Dravid's Record Of Most Number Of Catches In A Series

| September 11 , 2018 , 15:33 IST

Indian opening batsman KL Rahul may have an average run throughout the series, but the right-handed batsmen has managed to register his name in the history books for his skilful fielding. The 26-year-old with his 14th catch of the series went past Dravid's record which came against Australia (in the 2004/05 series).

KL Rahul after taking the catch of Ben Stokes in the second innings of the fifth and final Test match at Kia Oval on Monday went past former Indian captain Rahul Dravid with the most number of catches for India in a series.

With this record, Rahul has also managed to draw level Greg Chappell’s 14 catches, taken in six Tests during the 1974-75 Ashes.

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Third in the list is Eknath Solkar with 12 catches against England in 1972/73. He had already become one with the highest number of catches in England.

However, the maximum number of catches in a Test series belongs to Australia’s JM Gregory. The Aussie took 15 catches in five matches during the 1920-21 Ashes series.

KL Rahul who normally stands at the slips broke another fielding record in the third Test of the ongoing series at Trent Bridge. Rahul had grabbed 7 catches in an innings to register his name for taking the most number of catches by any non-wicket keeper in a Test in England and the joint second-most by an India fielder in any Test.