List of awards and achievements of Rahul Dravid

Awards

 

Individual records

Tests

  • Rahul Dravid retired as the third most capped player in Test cricket having played 164 matches, only behind Sachin Tendulkar (198 matches) and Steve Waugh (168 matches). Since then, Ricky Ponting has overtaken him.[9]
  • Dravid played 94 consecutive Tests since his debut in 1996, without missing a single match. Of this, he played 93 matches for India and one for ICC XI. He missed a Test match for the first time in 2005 at Ahmedabad against Sri Lanka due to gastroenteritis. This 94 consecutive Test match appearance streak since his debut was a world record at that time,[10] which was later broken by Adam Gilchrist who appeared in 96 consecutive Test matches since his debut.
  • Dravid retired as the second highest run getter of all time in Test cricket with an aggregate of 13,288 runs from 164 matches at an average of 52.31 behind only Tendulkar who has scored 15,470 runs from 188 matches.[11]
    • Dravid has scored 7,690 runs at an average of 53.03 away from home. Only Tendulkar (8,705 runs) has scored more runs in away tests than Dravid in Test cricket history.[12]
      • Dravid is one of the few international cricketers who average more away than home. While Dravid's home avg. is 51.35, his away (outside India) avg. is 53.03. His overseas (outside Indian sub-continent) avg. is even better - 53.80.
    • Dravid has the 4th highest aggregate in the 1st innings of Test cricket - 4,121 runs from 75 innings at an avg. of 57.23 with 15 hundreds and 15 fifties and a highest score of 222. Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh have a better aggregate than him in the 1st innings of Test cricket.[13]
    • Dravid has the 2nd highest aggregate in the 2nd innings of Test cricket - 4,984 runs from 89 innings at an avg. of 60.78 with 15 hundreds and 24 fifties and a highest score of 270. Only Tendulkar (5,432 runs) has a better aggregate that him in 2nd innings of Test cricket.[14]
    • Dravid has the 6th highest aggregate in the 3rd innings of Test cricket - 2,608 runs from 65 innings at an avg. of 42.75 with 5 hundreds and 15 fifties and a highest score of 180. Allan Border, Jacques Kallis, Kumar Sangakkara, Tendulkar and Graham Gooch have all got a better aggregate than him in 3rd innings of Test cricket.[15]
    • Dravid has the highest aggregate in the 4th innings of Test cricket - 1,575 runs from 57 innings at an avg. of 40.38 with 1 hundred and 9 fifties and a highest score of 103n.o.[16]
  • Dravid scored 2,571 runs at an average of 102.84 in the 21 Test matches that India won under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly. That amounted to almost 23% of the total runs put up by the whole Indian team in those 21 matches. This is the highest percentage contribution by any batsman in Test cricket history in matches won under a single captain where the captain has won more than 20 Tests.[17]
  • Dravid is the only international cricketer to have scored more than 10,000 runs batting at no. 3 position - 10,524 runs from 219 innings at an avg. of 52.88 with 28 hundreds and 50 fifties and a highest score of 270.[18]
  • Dravid has registered 36 hundreds in his Test career. Only three cricketers have scored more hundreds than Dravid. Tendulkar (51), Kallis (43) and Ponting (41).[19]
    • Dravid is the only international cricketer to have registered a hundred in all ten Test playing nations.[20]
    • Dravid is one of the three Indian batsmen to have registered a hundred in both innings of a Test match. Dravid has achieved this feat twice - against New Zealand at Hamilton in 1999 (190, 103n.o.) and against Pakistan at Kolkata in 2005 (110, 135). Other two Indians to achieve this feat are Vijay Hazare (against Australia) and Sunil Gavaskar (thrice; twice against West Indies and once against Pakistan).[21]
    • Dravid has hit 5 hundreds in a calendar year twice - in 2002 and 2011. Though the Indian record is held by Tendulkar who scored 7 hundreds in the year 2010 while the world record is held by Mohd. Yousuf who scored 9 hundreds in year 2006.[22]
    • Dravid is the only Indian cricketer to score a hundred in 4 consecutive innings. He achieved this feat in 2002 with scores of 115, 148, 217 (all against England) at Nottingham, Leeds and The Oval respectively and 100n.o. against West Indies at Mumbai. The world record of hundreds in 5 consecutive innings is held by Sir Everton Weekes.[23]
      • Dravid's 4 hundreds in consecutive innings were also his four hundreds in four consecutive matches. The Indian record for hundreds in consecutive matches is held by Gautam Gambhir who scored hundreds in 5 consecutive matches in 2009 while the world record is held by Sir Donald Bradman who scored hundreds in 6 consecutive matches.[24]
  • Dravid has five double hundreds registered to his name. The Indian record for most double hundreds is held jointly by Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag who have 6 double hundreds each.[25]
    • All five of Dravid's double hundreds were bigger than the previous one - 200* vs Zimbabwe, 217 vs England, 222 vs New Zealand, 233 vs Australia, 270 vs Pakistan.[26]
  • Dravid has registered 99 scores of fifty or more runs in his career. Only 2 batsmen have scored more 50+ scores than Dravid. Tendulkar (116) and Ponting (102).[27]
    • Dravid registered 50+ scores in 6 consecutive innings in 1998–99 (3 each against Sri Lanka and Australia). This is an Indian record shared between Dravid and Gundappa Vishwanath.[28]
    • Dravid also registered 50+ scores in 7 consecutive matches twice (in 2006 and in 2008–09). Though the world record is held jointly by Gambhir and Sir Viv Richards with 50+ scores in 11 consecutive matches.[29]
  • Dravid has faced more deliveries and spent more time in the middle while batting than any other batsman in the history of Test cricket. Throughout his Test career, Dravid has faced 31,258 deliveries - a world record. No other batsman has faced even 30,000 deliveries.[30]
  • Dravid has hit 1,654 fours in his Test career. Only Tendulkar has hit more 4s than Dravid.[31]
  • Dravid holds the world record for taking most number of catches as a non-wicketkeeper fielder in Test Cricket. He retired with a record haul of 210 catches from 164 matches.[32]
    • Dravid is the only non-wicketkeeper fielder who has taken more than 50 catches off the bowling of two different bowlers. Dravid has taken 55 catches of Anil Kumble's bowling and 51 catches of Harbhajan Singh's bowling. Other fielders who have taken more than 50 catches off the bowling of a single bowler are Mahela Jayawardene (77 catches of Muttiah Muralitharan's bowling) and Mark Taylor (51 catches of Shane Warne's bowling).[33]
    • Dravid took 13 catches in the 2004–05 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, an Indian record. The world record for taking most catches in a single series is held by Jack Gregory of Australia who took 15 catches in 1920–21 Ashes series.


    One Day Internationals

     

    • Dravid is the 3rd Indian (6th in World) to score more than 10,000 ODI runs.
    Partnership records
  • The only batsman to have been involved in two ODI partnerships exceeding 300 runs.
  • First batsman to be involved in a 300 run partnership in a Cricket World Cup along with Sourav Ganguly in the 1999 World Cup match against Sri Lanka at Taunton.
  • Involved in all three highest 4th wicket partnerships against South Africa, two with Yuvraj Singh.
  • Involved in the highest partnership in the history of ODI cricket with a 331 run partnership along with Sachin Tendulkar vs New Zealand at Hyderabad in 1999–2000.
  • Involved in highest 3rd wicket partnership in ODI history with Sachin Tendulkar – 237 runs against Kenya in 1999.
World Cup records
  • He was the leading run scorer in the 1999 World Cup with 461 runs.
  • Has the 2nd highest score (145) by a wicketkeeper in a World Cup behind AC Gilchrist(149).
  • He was only the second wicketkeeper-batsman after Zimbabwean Dave Houghton to score an ODI hundred in the World Cup.
  • He was the second batsman after Mark Waugh to score back-to-back hundreds in the World Cup
Captaincy records
  • He is tied with Sachin Tendulkar in fourth place for having captained India in the most victorious matches
Other records
  • Has the record of not being dismissed on duck for the most number of consecutive ODI matches (120).
  • 2nd Highest number of fifties, after India's Sachin Tendulkar (93).

Captaincy records

  • During Rahul Dravid's captaincy Indian team broke the record for most consecutive victories batting second in One-Day Internationals previously held by West Indies (14 matches). For this 17 match run, Dravid was the captain for 15 matches and Sourav Ganguly was the captain for 2 matches. This streak was broken on 20 May 2006, when India lost to the West Indies by 1 run, at Sabina Park, Jamaica.
  • Rahul Dravid is only one of two Indians to be the top scorer in a World Cup (the other is Sachin Tendulkar). He amassed 461 runs in the 1999 World Cup, the first World Cup he played.
  • Rahul Dravid led India to a historic Test series win, against the West Indies in their home soil in 2006. Since 1971, India had never won a Test series in the West Indies. This was also their first prominent series win outside the Indian subcontinent (barring the win against Zimbabwe in 2005) since 1986.
  • Under Dravid's captaincy the Indian team tied the previous record of most consecutive One-Day International wins for an Indian team thus equalling the record run that the Indian team had achieved under Sourav Ganguly in the 2003 World Cup in South Africa. This was later beaten by Mahendra Singh Dhoni who led Indian team to 9 consecutive victories in 2008–2009.
  • Rahul Dravid was the first captain to lead India to a Test match victory against South Africa on South African soil.
  • He became only the third captain from India to win a Test series in England. The other two captains being Kapil Dev (1986) and Ajit Wadekar (1971).

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