ICC politely corrects Rahul Dravid gaffe following trolling by fans
The International Cricket Council (ICC) was at the receiving end of the Indian fans following a gaffe regarding Hall of Famer Rahul Dravid. Fans had trolled ICC after the latter's official Hall of Fame page stated that Dravid was a left-handed batsman. Following the goof-up, fans took to social media, brutally trolling ICC for being reckless, despite being the top and official cricketing website.
While checking @ICC Official site, I have found mistake in Hall of fame section. 'Rahul Dravid' is Right Hand Batsman and the record is written wrong showing Left Hand Batsman.— Mehul Parmar🇮🇳 (@TheMehulParmar) September 20, 2019
My kind request is to correct it. pic.twitter.com/vMv03p0jfy
Dravid was a legendary right-handed batsman who played for India for a span of 16 years. He was known for his sound batting technique and also scored around 25,000 runs in international cricket. Owing to his sublime batting, he was also known as India's Mr. Dependable, while he was also called The Wall, for his ability to bat long innings.
It was in July 2018 when Dravid was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, as he then became the fifth cricketer from the nation to be inducted. "To find your name in a list of all-time greats across generations is something one only dreams of and the kind of recognition that would delight any player," Dravid had said following the induction.
Dravid has had a remarkable career with India, having played in 164 Tests and scoring 13,288 runs at an average of 52.31, including 36 centuries. He also had a prolific career in the ODIs, scoring 10,889 runs in 344 matches, at an average of 39.16, including 12 centuries. He played his only T20I in August 2011 against England, scoring 31 runs.
Here are a few records held by Dravid in international cricket: Most catches in Tests by a non-wicketkeeper: 210 (164 matches). Most deliveries faced in Tests: 31,258. First international cricketer to score more than 10,000 runs batting at number three. First international cricketer to score a century in 10 Test-playing nations. Only Indian to score centuries in four consecutive Test innings.
Other Indians who were inducted in the Hall of Fame include Bishan Singh Bedi (2009), Kapil Dev (2009), Sunil Gavaskar (2009), Anil Kumble (2015) and Sachin Tendulkar (2019).