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The Wall Rahul Dravid - ODI cricket career highlights

The current tour of India cricket team was a night mare for team India but one man showed all the youngsters and experienced cricketer all over the world that class players like him performs in any format of the game and in any conditions.

England where are all the Indian batsmen failed to stand against the short pitch and swinging deliveries of England fast bowlers, it was Rahul Dravid who not only scored multiple centuries in the 4 test matches despite being given the burden (I'll not say it role as he is not a opener batsmen) of opening in the test matches. I bet if only one to two other batsmen in the Indian team have batted like Rahul Dravid in the test series India must have managed to draw at least 2 test matches of the four they lost.

It was Rahul Dravid's performance in the test match series that they selectors of the team India were forced to call Dravid back to the ODI team and also make him debut in the T20 match. Dravid has been recalled in the one day team in the past also when India team travels outside to swinging and bowler friendly conditions.

Thus after the recall Dravid announced his retirement he played one and only T20 match and scored three consecutive sixes, that was a delight to watch and Dravid is not known for hard hitting but as I said class players performs in every format and every situation.

In his last ODI series we cant enjoy full batting of Dravid in earlier matches due to rains and he was unable to capitalize the starts in some however in his last ODI appearance Dravis made stunning 69 of 79 and made a100+ runs partnership with Virta Kohli that helped India reach 302 runs score. However bad luck of team India continued and India lost that match as well.

No matter what fans and critics say about Rahul Dravid the fact is that he has played very important role in buiding team India. The face of team India has been different without his contribution.

Here are some of his career highlights:

  • At present he is 7th highest run scorer in ODI cricket
  • Michael Bevan of Australia is said te be best middle order batsmen, Dravid has more man of the match awards in ODI than him.
  • He agreed to kept wickets in ODI and his batting changed from there. In 73 matches he kept wickets he scored 4 centuries and averaged more than his career average
  • Dravid is labeled as slow run getter and slow starter but only one Indian batsmen has score faster half century than him, he remain second Indian batsmen to score a fastest half century
  • Only person to be involved in two 300 runs partnerships.
  • Involved in maximum number of high scoring partnership for India
  • More than 10000 runs in ODIs
  • A streak of 17 wins chasing a score was under his captaincy.

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