10 Lesser known facts about
January 11, 2022
He was bestowed with the nickname Jammy by his classmates at St. Joseph's Boys' High School.
He made his Ranji Trophy debut in 1991 against Maharashtra in Pune scoring 82 after batting in the No. 7 position
His maiden Test century came in his ninth Test, against South Africa in Johannesburg in 1996-97
Dravid was the highest scorer in the 1999 World Cup, scoring 461 runs - one of the five Wisden cricketers of the year in 2000
ODIs - 331 runs with Sachin Tendulkar and 318 with Sourav Ganguly at Hyderabad and Taunton respectively.
Dravid holds the record for the highest average in a Test series by an Indian.
In 2003, he married Vijeta Pendharkar, a surgeon from Nagpur. They have two children
His highest score in Test cricket is 270 against Pakistan in Rawalpindi in 2004
Dravid has taken the most catches in Test history. In second place is Ricky Ponting, who is 17 catches behind
Dravid has faced the most number of deliveries in Test cricket - 31,258.
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