Rahul Sharad Dravid is a name that is revered among the cricket community and Indian cricket fans. From the tender age of 12, Dravid has excelled in the field of cricket and has also served as the Indian Cricket team captain for a while, players under his captaincy have nothing but good to say about him. But there are many facts which you are still unaware of, so here I give 10 interesting and mind blowing facts about Rahul Dravid:
1. A rarely known fact about Rahul Dravid is about his education, he has a MBA degree from Bengaluru’s well-known St. Joseph’s College of Business Administration.
2. Dravid’s flair for cricket is legendary but the most neglected fact about Rahul Dravid is that he used to play hockey and was even selected to represent Karnataka’s junior team members before he took up cricket.
3. Dravids origins are quite fascinating as he was born in Madhya Pradesh and brought up in Bengaluru but he hails from a Marathi speaking family who are originally from Tamil Nadu.
4. On an online survey (2004-05) he was elected as the sexiest sports personality in India as well as the GQ Men of the year, beating youngsters like Sania Mirza, Yuvaraj Singh etc.
5. Rahul Dravid is the only player to score a century against every test playing nation other than his home team. This great achievement earned him loads of praises from very famous crickets around the world and reiterated his prowess in the cricket field.
6. His slow paced, patient and tactical batting that allows the team to earn scores without losing wickets has earned him the title of ‘Mr Wall’ and ‘Mr Dependable’.
7. Unknown and most surprising fact about Rahul Dravid is that he played for the Scotland team also. During India’s long lay-off in 2003, in the summer Dravid played numerous games for Scotland and said that it was a good experience but his teammates were frustrated with his paced scoring.
8. Rahul Dravid’s team spirit can be seen with the fact that under his captaincy, 8 of his 11 men received Man of the match awards overseas.
9. His hard work and dedication towards his country earned him the India’s third highest civilian honour, Padma Bhushan in 2012
10. During his whole cricket career, Dravid used to wear a new clothing item before every test match.
Hope the fun facts about Rahul Dravid tickled your fancy!
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Article Title: 10 Interesting and Mind Blowing Facts About Rahul Dravid
Article first published on February 3, 2017.