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Rahul Dravid (cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

Rahul Sharad Dravid

(Indian Cricketer)

Rahul Dravid
Nickname: The Wall, Mr. Dependable, Jammy
Profession: Indian Cricketer (Batsman)
Autobiography: Not yet
Biopic: Not yet
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.): 180 cm
Weight (approx.): 76 Kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Tattoos: Not Known
Personal Life
Date of Birth: January 11, 1973
Age (as on 2017): 44 years
Birth Place: Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
School: St. Joseph's Boys' high School, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
College: St. Joseph's College of Commerce, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

St. Joseph's College of Business Administration, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Educational Qualifications: Degree in Commerce
Signature: NA

Father: Sharad Dravid
Mother: Pushpa Dravid
Sister: NA
Brother: Vijay Dravid
Coach/Mentor: G R Vishwanath, Keki Tarapore
Religion: Hindu
Address: NA

Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test: June 20, 1996 against England at Lord's
ODI: April 3, 1996 against Sri Lanka in Singapore
T20I: NA
Jersey Number: #19 (India)
Domestic/State Team: Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Canterbury, Kent, Karnataka
Nature on field: Calm
Likes to play against: Australia
Favourite Shot/Ball: Cover Drive


  • Rahul Dravid was known as Mr. Dependable owing to the two greatest partnerships in ODI cricket. His partnership of 318 runs with Sourav Ganguly and his 331 runs partnership with Sachin Tendulkar still remains a world record
  • Under his captaincy India saw a growth in the percentage of high runs scoring games
  • He has scored five double centuries and each one of them was bigger than the previous one. He made 200, 217, 222, 233, 270.
  • He was also named in the Wisden Cricketers of the year in 2000
  • Rahul Dravid is the second Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to score 10000 runs in both ODIs and tests
  • Rahul Dravid is also the first non-Australian to deliver Bradman Oration in Canberra
  • He took 210 catches in his international career and he is the first player other than a wicket keeper to have taken so many catches
  • Rahul Dravid is the only cricketer to have scored a ton against all the Test playing teams
  • One of his Man of the Match award includes his total runs of 277 in a three test match series very early in his career


  • Rahul Dravid was fined by ICC during an ODI against Zimbabwe in 2004 for ball tampering. He had to pay half of his match fee for it.
  • One of the most controversial decisions Rahul Dravid took as a captain was to call off the Indian innings in a test match in Multan in 2004. Sachin Tendulkar was batting on 194 runs with 16 overs still remaining for the day

Hobbies: Playing Hockey, Readng, Listening to music
Favourite Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar
Favourite Bowler: Not Known
Favourite Cricket Ground: NA
Favourite sports personalities: NA
Favourite Food: Mango Milkshake, Chicken Tikka Masala, Dal and Rice
Favourite Actors/Actresses: Tom Cruise, Aamir Khan, Demi Moore and Michelle Pfieffer
Favourite TV Show: Ghost, Braveheart
Favourite Musicians/Singers: NA
Favourite Car: NA
Favourite Book: NA
Favourite Destinations: NA
Smoking/Alcohol: NA

Style Quotient
Cars Collection: NA

Boyfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status: Married
Affairs/Girlfriends: Not Known
Wife/Spouse: Vijeta Pendharkar

Marriage Date: May 4, 2003
Children: Samit Dravid, Anvay Dravid

Net Worth: NA
Retainer Fee: NA
Test Fee: NA
T20 Fee: NA
IPL 11: NA

Lesser Known Facts

  • Rahul Dravid started playing cricket when he was 12 years old and also scored a ton for his school team
  • Rahul Dravid is settled in Karnataka but he hails from Marathi family and his mother tongue is also Marathi
  • Rahul Dravid got his nickname, “Jammy” because his father used to work in a Jam factory
  • Rahul Dravid picked up his nickname “The Wall” after he did an advertisement with Reebok which mentioned him as “The Wall” in the ad
  • One of the surprising things about Rahul Dravid was that he was named the Sexiest Sports Personality in India in an online survey in the year 2004-2005
  • Rahul Dravid also featured in the famous prank show on MTV which got also very popular
  • Rahul Dravid was always marked as a test batsman but he is the second Indian after Ajit Agarkar to score the second fastest 50 among Indian batsmen in One Day Internationals
  • Rahul Dravid is the finest batsman ever in the world of cricket with his technically perfect batting style
  • There is a local school level tournament in Bangalore which is called Jammy Cup and even the Man of the Match award is called Jammy of the Day
  • Before starting his cricket practice, Rahul Dravid used to play hockey and was even selected  in Karnataka's junior state hockey team

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