The son of former India batsman Rahul Dravid, Sambit smashed 150 in the Karnataka State Cricket Association’s (KSCA) BTR Cup Under-14 tournament, giving his father a birthday present to be proud of. The former India captain has turned 45 today.

In his illustrious career, the batsman earned himself titles like “The Wall” and “Mr. Dependable”.  He was best known for his non-breakable defensive technique, gritty character and commitment to the sport. Dravid is a recipient of the ICC Player of the Year in 2004.

Dravid still remains a servant of Indian Cricket, currently working in a mentoring role for junior-level teams like India A and India under-19.

 

Batting Statistics

 

CompetitionTestODIFCLA
Matches164344298449
Runs scored13,28810,88923,79415,271
Batting average52.3139.1655.3342.30
100s/50s36/6312/8368/11721/112

 

Indian Captain

Rahul Dravid succeeded Saurav Ganguly as the skipper of Indian Team in all formats. Indian team broke the record for most consecutive One-Day International wins under his leadership.

 

Indian Premier League

Rahul Dravid was a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore unit in 2008, 2009 and 2010. He also played for Rajasthan Royals.

 

Four Consecutive 100s

Rahul Dravid is the only Indian to score centuries in four consecutive test match innings, scoring them against West Indies and England in 2002.

 

Retirement

Rahul Dravid announced his retirement from Twenty20 after playing the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 in Sept 2013. Dravid announced his test retirement on 9 March 2012 after the 2011–12 tour of Australia.

 

Personal Life

Rahul Dravid was born on 11 January 1973 in a Marathi family. Mr. Dependable tied the knot with his family friend Vijeta Pendharkar, a doctor by profession, in 2003. The couple has two sons – Samit and Anvay. Samit is following in his legendary father’s footsteps.