The former Indian cricket captain and the batting legend, Rahul Dravid joined a list of all-time greats across generations on Thursday- the ICC Hall of Fame!
He is fifth Indian to receive this honor and the legendary opener Sunil Gavaskar presided over the formalities which were conducted ahead of the final ODI between India and West Indies in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Dravid who is currently coaching U-19 and India A team was declared as the new inductees along with Australia’s Rickey Ponting and retired England wicketkeeper-batter Claire Taylor in July this year at Dublin. He joined this elite list which includes former Indian skippers, Bishan Singh Bedi, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, and Anil Kumble.
After receiving his ICC Hall of Famer Cap, he said,” I am honored and delighted to have been formally inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in front of my home fans. This award gives me the satisfaction that I have been able to contribute to the success of the India Cricket team in particular and cricket in general”.
Rahul Dravid played 164 Tests and 344 ODIs for India from 1996 to 2012 and was a brilliant slip fielder with 210 catches to his account, which is also a world record.
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