'The Wall' Rahul Dravid turns 48: His monumental featsLast updated on Jan 11, 2021, 11:00 am
Players will come and go, the Wall remains. That's the legendary Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid for you, who turned 48 today.
Known as 'The Wall', Dravid was a versatile team player, who gave his all.
He was one of the highly respected players on and off the field, having scripted a plethora of records.
We take a look at his career achievements.
Dravid made a massive impact
509 international caps🧢— BCCI (@BCCI) January 11, 2021
24,208 international runs🏏
48 international tons 👍
Most catches (210) in Tests 👌
Over 10,000 runs in both Tests ODIs 👏
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A look at Dravid's unique numbers in international cricket
In a career spanning nearly 16 years, Dravid amassed 13,288 Test runs, fourth highest after Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and third-placed Jacques Kallis.
The right-handed batsman also scored 10,889 runs in ODI cricket, giving India some breathtaking memories.
The former skipper played as many as 94 consecutive Tests since his debut in 1996.
He impressed with 7,690 Test runs away from home.
A legend in Test cricket, and how
From 164 Tests, Dravid plundered 210 catches. He was one of the best slip fielders India ever produced.
He was a master in Test cricket as he faced 31,258 deliveries during an illustrious career, the most by any player in the format.
Interestingly, he also batted for 735 hours and 52 minutes in a defining Test career.
That's the most by any batsman.
Dravid involved in some record stands
During his career, Dravid was involved in the most number of century stands in Tests, with 88 to his name.
Interestingly, he was also involved in both of India's record partnership stands in ODIs, 331 with Sachin Tendulkar and 318 with Sourav Ganguly.
The Indian stalwart saw 453 wickets fall while standing on the other side of the crease in Tests.
Dravid owns a host of awards
Dravid is the first international cricketer to have registered a hundred in all ten Test-playing nations.
Notably, 2004 turned out to be the best year of his career.
The stylish batsman was named the ICC Test Player of the Year and ICC Player of the Year.
In 2012, he was honored with the prestigious Sir Don Bradman award.
One of the best batsmen ever. Period.
Dravid tallied the most partnership runs (32,039), more than any other batsman in Test cricket.
Notably, he racked up 6,920 runs with 20 century stands along with Tendulkar.
The former holds the record for not being dismissed for a duck in consecutive ODI matches (120).
Meanwhile, Dravid was dismissed for 0 in Test cricket on eight occasions.