Indian Cricket legend, Rahul Dravid, fondly nicknamed “The Wall” in his playing days, has just been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame for his incredible achievements in international cricket. Alongside Rahul Dravid, former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting as well as former England Women’s wicketkeeper Claire Taylor are the other two cricket sport greats who were inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’, during a ceremony which was held in Dublin, Ireland on Sunday.
With this achievement, Rahul Dravid has now become only the fifth Indian cricketer to receive this huge honour of being inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall Of Fame.
Astonishingly, this is a honour that even the highly regarded ‘god of Indian Cricket’ Sachin Tendulkar is yet to receive this honour despite his own contributions to the sport of cricket. However, unconfirmed reports suggest that Sachin Tendulkar will only be eligible for this starting from next year.
Before the induction of Rahul Dravid into the Hall Of Fame, only four (4) former Indian players, namely;
Bishan Singh Bedi,
Kapil Dev and
had received this spectacular honour.
According to a report in The Times of India, Dravid said, “It is a matter of great honour to be named by the ICC in the Cricket Hall of Fame. To find your name in a list of all-time greats across generations is something one only dreams of while setting out on a cricket career and the kind of recognition that would delight any player.”
Dravid further had this to say, “I am thankful to my near and dear ones as well as players I have played with and against, coaches and officials who have backed me over the years and helped me develop as a cricketer.”
Dravid further said, “I am thankful to my near and dear ones as well as players I have played with and against, coaches and officials who have backed me over the years and helped me develop as a cricketer.”
In his glorious cricket career, Rahul Dravid has scored a total of 13,288 runs in 164 tests and 10,889 runs in 344 ODIs.