Rahul Dravid, also known as ‘the wall’ of the Indian cricket team, is known for bringing the solidity to the Indian batting line-up. Rahul Dravid is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen to have played for India. You will not find a single hater of this fan, however, at the same time, not many will raise a finger to argue about Rahul Dravid not getting a monumental farewell that he deserved.
Rahul Dravid played 164 Test for India, where he amassed 13288 runs at an average of 52.3. But his forte was not just limited to Test matches, he gave many thrilling performances in the blue jersey as well, donning which he played 344 ODIs and smashed 10889 runs including 12 centuries and 83 half-centuries.
With his talent and all that he has achieved in the world of cricket, Rahul Dravid left behind a legacy after he took retirement from the International cricket. But now, after a really long time, another Dravid is making rounds for his thrilling performances.
Well, we are talking about Samit Dravid, the son of Rahul Dravid, who scored a double century in an Under-14 state-level cricket match this week.
Samit Dravid went past the two hundred mark for Vice-President’s XI vs Dharwad Zone in Karnataka State Cricket Association’s Under-14 inter-zonal tournament that took place in Bengaluru. The junior Dravid went on to play a 256-ball knock, where he scored 201 runs and smashed around 22 fours.
Well, that’s not it, Samit Dravid was in limelight again in second innings when he scored an unbeaten knock of 94 runs. During the match, he also registered the figures of 3/26. But seems like it wasn’t a good day for his team as the match ended in a draw.
Talking about the young talent, this isn’t the first time Samit Dravid has made it to headlines for his performances. He has been grabbing the headlines consistently by giving some brilliant performances at the Under-14 level. It was in the year 2018, where he had scored a 150 for Mally Aditi International School in Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) BTR Cup Under-14 tournament match.
In the year 2015, when he was only 9-years-old, Samit had marked his arrival in the cricket world by slamming three match-winning half-centuries (77*, 93, and 77) for Mallya Aditi. Which was followed by a 125 runs-knock for Bangalore United Cricket Club (BUCC) against Frank Anthony Public School in the Tiger Cup cricket tournament in the year 2016.
Following the footsteps of his father, Samit Dravid is touted to make it big in the cricket world.