B’day Spcl: 30 thousand balls, 735 hours of batting, Rahul Dravid’s unique record

Rahul Dravid continued to dominate world cricket from 1996 to 2012. He has many records to his name that seem unbreakable.

Rahul Dravid celebrates his 50th birthday today

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It is impossible to talk without Rahul Dravid’s notes. records attached to his name. Even Rahul Dravid’s name seems incomplete without a record. He has achieved many milestones in his 16-year career. Many records have been set and many big records broken, but some records are also in his name, which may be difficult to break, as Dravid has completed 50 years of setting such tough records for to this day.

Born on January 11, 1973 in Indore, Dravid made his international debut in 1996 and went on to dominate world cricket until 2012.

Domination in Tests and ODIs

Talking about Dravid’s career, he has scored 13 thousand 288 runs in 164 Test matches at an average of 52.31. Which includes 36 centuries and 63 half-centuries. At the same time, in 344 ODIs, he scored 10,889 runs at an average of 39.16, including 12 centuries and 83 half-centuries. Dravid has taken a total of 406 catches and 14 stumpings in both Test and ODI formats.

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  • Dravid spent 44 thousand 152 minutes i.e. 735 hours and 52 minutes in his entire Test career. In other words, he has played about 735 hours.
  • Dravid is the only batsman in the world to have faced more than 30,000 balls in Test cricket. He played 31 thousand 258 balls in his career.
  • In Test cricket, he never took a golden duck in his first 286 innings, a record.
  • The ICC awards were first presented in 2004 and the Indian star was named Test Player of the Year. Dravid has scored centuries against all Test playing teams.
  • Rahul Dravid not only holds the record for most runs and most running time but also holds another unique record. Dravid is the first non-batsman to take the most catches in Test cricket. He has a total of 210 catches in his career.
  • Dravid, the current coach of the Indian team, has twice shared more than 300 partnerships in his ODI career. He is the first player in the history of ODI cricket to have more than 300 partnerships.
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