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11 Jan 2019

Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid: Here's a look at his achievements

The Wall: Legendary cricketer Dravid turns 46

Players can come and go, the Wall remains. That's legendary Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid for you, who turned 46 today.

Known as 'The Wall', Dravid was a versatile team player, who gave his all.

With a plethora of records, he was one of the highly respected players on and off the field.

Here we look at his career achievements.

In context

The Wall: Legendary cricketer Dravid turns 46

Dravid had a massive impact

Sneak Peek: Numbers speak for themselves

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Sneak Peek: Numbers speak for themselves

Dravid, who has 13,288 Test runs to his name, is the fourth highest run-scorer in Test cricket after Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and third-placed Jacques Kallis.

The right-handed batsman also scored 10,889 runs in ODI cricket and gave India some breathtaking memories.

The former skipper played 94 consecutive Tests since his debut in 1996.

He impressed with 7,690 Test runs away from home.

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Test cricket

Dravid was a defining Test legend, and how

In 164 Test matches, Dravid took 210 catches. He was one of the best slip fielders India ever produced.

Dravid was a master in Test cricket and he faced 31,258 deliveries during an illustrious career.

That is the most by any player in Test.

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

Partnerships

Dravid involved in some record stands

Dravid has been 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 (not his preferred format), 331 with Sachin Tendulkar and 318 with Sourav Ganguly.

The Wall saw 453 wickets fall while standing on the other side of the crease in Tests.

Awards

And, won a host of awards

Dravid is the first international cricketer to have registered a hundred in all ten Test playing nations.

Notably, 2004 was the best year of his career.

The stylish right-handed batsman was named ICC Test Player of the Year and the ICC player of the Year.

In 2012, he was honored with Sir Don Bradman award.

Dravid was one of the best batsmen ever. Period.

Legend

Dravid was one of the best batsmen ever. Period.

Dravid accounted for the most partnership runs (32,039), more than any other batsman in Test Cricket.

Dravid and Tendulkar shared a terrific bond in terms of amassing runs.

The two cricketers amassed 6,920 runs with 20 century stands.

He holds the record for not being dismissed for a duck in consecutive ODI matches (120).

Meanwhile, he was dismissed for 0 in Test cricket on eight occasions.

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When does Rahul Dravid celebrate his birthday?

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Rahul Dravid celebrates his birthday on January 11. He turned 46 today.

How many Test runs did Dravid score in his career?

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Dravid scored 13,288 runs in his Test career.

How many ODI runs did Dravid score in his ODI career?

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Dravid scored 10,889 runs in his ODI career.

How many centuries he scored in his career?

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Dravid scored a total of 48 centuries.

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