Happy birthday Rahul Dravid! Here’s all you need to know about the cricketing legend’s life off the field

Happy birthday Rahul Dravid! Here's all you need to know about the cricketing legend's life off the field


Happy birthday Rahul Dravid: Rahul Sharad Dravid, a former Indian cricketer, and captain who is presently acting as the team’s head coach was born in January 1973.

Rahul Dravid was born in the Madhya Pradesh state of India. When it came to exams, Rahul’s love for the game of cricket never got in the way of his success.

Rahul’s father worked at a jam firm, which is how the cricket prodigy got the nickname “Jammy.”

Apart from wearing out bowlers and batting for hours, Rahul’s nickname had a lot to do with his sheer perseverance on the field.

Here are some lesser-known facts about him


Happy birthday Rahul Dravid


1. His parents, Pushpa and Sharad, are both Marathi, and he was born into a Marathi family. Dravid spent the majority of his life in the state of Karnataka.

2. From his father’s side, Dravid is of Tamil origin. A few centuries ago, the Dravid’s traveled north to Maharashtra, and their surname was derived from the ‘Dravida’ area from whence they originated.

3. Because Dravid’s father worked for Kissan, a firm known for making jam, his classmates at St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School gave him the nickname Jammy.

4. Pushpa, Rahul’s mother, was an architecture professor at Bangalore’s University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE).

5. Dravid’s father worked at a jam factory, earning him the nickname “Jammy.” ‘The Wall‘ and ‘Mr. Dependable‘ are some of his other nicknames.

6. He attended St. Joseph’s Boys High School in Bangalore and graduated from St. Joseph’s College of Business in Bangalore with a degree in commerce.

7. Dravid began playing at the age of twelve. He made an immediate impression on the selectors and went on to represent his state at the U15, U17, and U19 levels.

7. When Dravid was still in college, he made his Ranji debut in 1991.

8. With 461 runs in the 1999 World Cup, Dravid was the leading scorer. In 2000, he was rated one of the top five Wisden cricketers of the year.

9. Dravid has been a member of the two biggest ODI partnerships: 331 runs with Sachin Tendulkar and 318 runs with Sourav Ganguly, both for the second wicket and both in 1999, at Hyderabad and Taunton, respectively.

10. Dravid holds the record for the highest average by an Indian in a Test series. In 2000, he averaged 432 against Zimbabwe, including 200 not out, his first double century, 70 not out, and 162.

11. During the 2001–2002 series against the West Indies, Dravid’s sole Test wicket was Ridley Jacobs in the fourth Test.

12. He married Vijeta Pendharkar, a Nagpur-based physician, in 2003. Samit (born in 2005) and Anvay (born in 2008) are their two children (born 2009)

13. In Test cricket, his top score was 270 against Pakistan in Rawalpindi in 2004. It’s also his highest first-class cricket score. In terms of minutes, that was the longest innings by an Indian in Test cricket. Dravid sat in the crease for a total of 740 minutes.

14. With 210 catches, Dravid holds the record for most catches in Test history. Ricky Ponting is in the second position, 17 catches behind Dravid with 193 and has a slim possibility of coming up to him.

15. Rahul Dravid was appointed to the captaincy of the Indian team after Greg Chappell took over as coach.


Rahul continued to pursue his passion for cricket while also graduating from Bangalore’s St. Joseph’s College of Commerce.

Later, the renowned cricketer moved on to St. Joseph’s College of Business Administration to get his MBA.

Apart from his postgraduate studies, Rahul was called up to the Indian squad for the first time after some outstanding performances in domestic cricket.

Rahul has always been a ‘good child‘ for his parents, as well as for India.

The champion’s calm demeanor ensured he never lost his cool or lost control of his emotions.

In 2003, Rahul Dravid married doctor Vijeta Pendharkar. Rahul has always avoided controversies, and the sincerity and honesty with which he approached everything in life are admirable.

We send him our best wishes for love, luck, and a very happy birthday!

Before ending look at his test series records,


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