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Rahul Dravid was a commerce graduate! 12 amazing facts about ‘The Wall’ of Indian cricket

* Shraman Jain

Let’s take a look at 12 of the unknown facts about the man we chose to call by the name of ‘The Great Wall Of India’ Rahul Dravid.

1. One among the 7 batsman in the world to score more than 1000 runs in both Test and ODIs.

2. First International Cricketer to score 100s in all Test playing Nations. 

3. Dravid has faced 31,258 deliveries! No others have even faced 30,000.

4. Many criticize his ODI career, but how many know that he was a leading run scorer in 1999 World Cup.

5. He was the first captain to lead India for a test match win against SA team in South Africa.

6. When others got Bharat Ratna, positions in BCCI, Awards, etc, Dravid chose to coach India U-19 for the betterment of Indian Cricket.

7. Dravid is the only ever player in cricket history to have made his debut and retired in the same match. He made 31 off 21 in his T20 debut against England in the summer of 2011.

8. We have already told you why Rahul is called ‘Jammy’. But very few people know that there is also a local cricket tournament at the school level named after the veteran batsman. The ‘Jammy Cup’ is held in Bangalore and the man-of-the-match gets the title of ‘Jammy of the Day.’

9. Dravid was voted the sexiest sports personality in India in an online survey(2004-05). He left the likes of Yuvraj Singh and Sania Mirza behind.

10. Rahul Dravid is the only non-Australian cricketer to address the Bradman Oration. He delivered the Bradman Oration on December 14,2012 at the  War Memorial in Canberra. What an honor!

11. More than anything else, he's loved for his simplicity.

12. No World Cup win, no IPL win, no biopic, no farewell, but he is a Hero for most of the youngsters.

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