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The Wall of Indian cricket turns 43

One of the greatest Indian cricketers, Rahul Dravid turns 43 today. Hailing from Karnataka, Dravid has been admired for his resilient style of batting by cricketers and fans. Known as Mr. Dependable or The Wall in the cricketing spectrum, Dravid has made

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 11 January 2016, 08:47:12 PM
Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid

Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid

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Rahul Dravid has faced the maximum number of deliveries in Test Cricket. In 286 Test innings, Dravid has played 31,258 balls, scoring 13,288 runs.
Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid

Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid

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The right handed batsman is the only player in to score four consecutive hundreds in four Test innings
Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid

Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid

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Dravid’s historic partnership with VVS Laxman of 376 runs against Australia in Kolkata in March 2001 was one of the best partnership in world cricket
Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid

Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid

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Dravid took up the role of wicket kepper, when India could not afford one in place of a batsman, and proved to be one of the best wicket-keeper cum batsman India ever had.
Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid

Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid

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The man from Karnataka is the ninth highest run-scorer in ODI cricket and the third Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs or more in ODIs after Tendulkar and Ganguly.
Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid

Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid

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Under Rahul’s captaincy, India won 14 consecutive Test matches and maintained a winning percentage of 62.16 percent in ODI matches.
Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid

Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid

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In June 2015, Dravid was appointed as the coach for India's under-19 and India-A cricket teams.