Twitter sphere is abuzz with people congratulating Rahul Dravid for completing 15 years in International Cricket today. Way to go! He made his international debut against England at Lord’s, between Jun 20-24, 1996!
Dravid, famously called the Wall has been one of the mainstay of Indian batting for the last 15 years with Sachin and Ganguly. Even today he is a valuable asset, scoring 40 important runs in the first test match against West indies.
There are so many matches in which Dravid has steered India out of trouble. And of course his style and strokes have been wonderful to watch. Keep it going, Rahul! We expect some more before you hang your boots.
By the way , check out his full statistics from CricInfo . here are some quick facts
- Played in 150 test matches, scoring 12,063 runs with 31 centuries and 59 half-centuries.
- Played in 339 ODIs, scoring 10700+ runs 12 100s, and 89 fifties! Phew.
Please leave your comments about your favorite moments of Dravid’s career. Here is some stuff from Twitter
[…] love Rahul Dravid, it has been exciting to see all the praise for the master batsman on twitter for completing his 15 years in international cricket. Woo hoo! I compiled some great tweets, which really are too short to do justice to a batsman of […]
here is a comment from a user at cricinfo
“Time to realise what Dravid has given India for long: a reasonable assurance at no.3, of knowing what to do with bounce and pace, and knowing where off stump is, and keeping one’s head on. Indian batsmen were considered sissies on real test tracks, and in this sense people like Gavaskar and Dravid have contributed more than just their records.”
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