Rahul Dravid ‘The Wall’ as we all fondly call him, is one of the greatest cricketers to have ever played for team India. He played many important knocks for team India and took his team to the winning side. With his sound knowledge of the game, concentration, and unmatchable skills of the game of cricket, he earned the title of ‘Mr. Dependable’. Rahul Dravid has been a player of more than what his stats speak, but there have been a few records that are almost unbreakable.
Here, we bring you 5 records of Rahul Dravid that are almost unbreakable, have a look:
5. He was in the most number of century partnerships in cricket:
If building a partnership is an art, Rahul Dravid is a Picasso of it. Rahul Dravid holds a unique record of being involved in must number of century partnerships in cricket history. Rahul Dravid has amassed a total number of 88-century partnerships in his career. During his glorious career, Rahul Dravid was involved in 20-century partnerships.
4. 10000 runs batting at number 3:
Rahul Dravid is probably the greatest number 3 batsmen to have played the game of cricket after Sir Bradman. Though many legends including the likes of Ricky Ponting have played at number 3 too but none of them have been able to leave Rahul Dravid behind.
Playing at number 3 Rahul Dravid 10,524 runs from 219 innings at an average of 52.88 with 28 hundred and 50 fifties. And during his career, he amassed a total of 13,288 runs at an average of 52.88. He scored 36 Test centuries of highest qualities.
3. Most no. of catches in Test history:
They say ‘catches wins matches’. Rahul Dravid is one of the finest slip fielders to have played the game of cricket. Rahul’s safe hands were always at the right place whenever spinners came onto bowl. During his test career, he scored a total of 210 catches and the record looks almost unbreakable.
2. Most number of balls faced in the history of test cricket:
Nothing can ever be an as soothing and calming sight in the cricket history than watching Rahul Dravid defending the ball. The way he used to value his wicket, was something that made everyone left in awe of him. Infact, this is one of the reasons why he got the name ‘The Wall’ for his unwavering focus on the field. He has faced a total of 31258 balls during his glorious career.
1. Most time spent on the cricket field:
During his playing days, Rahul Dravid was fondly called as ‘Mr.Dependable’ because of his patience, concentration and grit. His sound knowledge of the game, technique, and ability to help him bat for hours and hours. During his career, Rahul Dravid spent a total of 44,152 minutes on-field.