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Former Indian Captain Rahul Dravid Becomes 5th Indian To Be Inducted Into ICC Hall Of Fame

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| November 1 , 2018 , 16:22 IST

Former India captain and legendary batsman Rahul Dravid on Thursday was drafted into the ICC Hall of Fame at a brief function ahead of the 5th and the final ODI between India and the West Indies at Kerala.

It is learnt that Dravid went on to become only the fifth player from India to be named in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

Legendary opener and commentator Sunil Gavaskar presided over the formalities. The ICC, on July 2, announced his induction into the Hall of Fame.

Former Indian captain joined an elite club which also includes Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Gavaskar and Anil Kumble.

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Talking about the Dravid's career in the international cricket, he aggregated 13,288 runs in 164 Tests with 36 centuries and 10,889 runs in 344 ODIs with 12 centuries and was in 2004 named as the ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the ICC Test Player of the Year.

Rahul, also had a solitary Twenty20 International career, was also a brilliant slip fielder and finished his Test career in 2012 with 210 catches, which is also a world record.

Speaking to media, Dravid after the induction said, "It is a matter of great honour to be named by the ICC in the Cricket Hall of Fame. To find your name in a list of all-time greats across generations is something one only dreams of while setting out on a cricket career and the kind of recognition that would delight any player."

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