Rahul Dravid, one of the most legendary batsmen of international cricket had an excellent technique and was considered one of the best players of swing and bounce. He is widely considered the best Indian batsman overseas. On his birthday, we at EssentiallySports bring to you some of his lesser known Rahul Dravid records and accolades, and some of his best off-beat moments.
Lesser Known Rahul Dravid Records
10: Longest Winning Streak
During Rahul Dravid’s tenure as captain, the Indian team managed to break the record for most consecutive victories batting second in One-Day Internationals which was previously held by West Indies (14 matches). It was a 17 match run, where Dravid led the side for 15 matches and Sourav Ganguly captained the side for 2 matches. This winning streak was eventually broken when India lost to the West Indies by 1 run, at Sabina Park, Jamaica. Rahul Dravid also happens to be the first captain to lead India to a Test victory against South Africa on South African soil.
9: Top Scorer in the ’99 World Cup
Rahul Dravid is one of two Indians to be on top of the runs chart in a World Cup (the other being Sachin Tendulkar). He scored a whopping 461 runs in the 1999 World Cup, the first World Cup he played in, to emerge as the highest run getter. Speaking of world cups, he also has the 2nd highest score by a wicketkeeper, 145, behind Adam Gilchrist’s 149.