Siliguri 11th January: Rahul Sharad Dravid (born 11 January 1973) is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is currently Overseas Batting Consultant for the Indian Team and also the Head Coach of Under-19 Cricket team.Dravid scored nearly 25000 runs in international cricket. He is nicknamed as "The Wall", " Mr. Dependable ".
Dravid is the fourth-highest run scorer in Test cricket, after Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis as on 2016.He has faced 31258 balls, which is the highest number of balls faced by any player in test cricket. He has also spent 44152 minutes at the crease, which is the highest time spent on crease by any player in test cricket. His Test Debut was in the year 1996 against England, and his ODI Debut was in the same year on 3 April Vs Sri Lanka. He made a total of 13288 runs in Test Cricket ,10889 runs in ODI, 23794 runs in FA.Dravid was named one of the best five cricketers of the year by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2000 . He has been awarded Arjuna Award, Padma Bhushan,India's third highest civilian award , Padma Shri,India's fourth highest civilian award.ICC Hall of Fame.
We wish him a happy birthday