Former Indian captain and India’s batting legend Rahul Dravid on Thursday officially inducted into the ICC ‘Hall of Fame’ few moments before the 5th and final ODI of the 5-match series between India and West Indies at Greenfield International Stadium in Trivandrum.
Dravid became world’s 87th and the 5th player from India to be named in Hall of Fame after Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Bishan Singh Bedi, and Anil Kumble.
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting was also honored with this induction alongside Dravid. The players from cricket’s long and illustrious history with their extraordinary achievements are recognized by the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
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Dravid is currently the coach of India U-19 and India A teams. He has scored overall 13,288 runs in 164 Tests with 36 centuries and 10,889 runs in 344 ODIs with 12 centuries. He also won the title of ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the ICC Test Player of the Year in 2004.
Dravid said “It is a matter of great honor 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”.