Rahul Dravid Biography 2024, Net Worth, Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Records, Favourites, Awards & More

Rahul Dravid Biography 2024 Rahul Sharad Dravid, born on 11 January 1973, is an Indian cricket coach and former captain of the Indian national team. He is recognized for his exceptional batting technique, scoring 24,177 runs in international cricket. Dravid is esteemed as one of the greatest batsmen in cricket history, known as Mr. Dependable and The Wall. He played a crucial role in India’s victory in the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy and later coached the team to win the 2024 ICC T20 World Cup.

Rahul Dravid Biography

Rahul Sharad Dravid is an Indian cricket coach and former captain of the Indian national team, currently holding the position of head coach. Prior to coaching the senior men’s national team, he served as the Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy and coached the India Under-19 and India A teams. Known as one of the finest batsmen in cricket history, he is often referred to as the Wall of Cricket. Rahul Dravid, also called Mr. Reliable in Indian Cricket, led and batted well. He was born on January 11, 1973. Dravid retired in 2012 with over 10,000 runs in Tests and ODIs. After retiring, he coached young players effectively. Currently, he is the Head Coach of the Indian Men’s Cricket Team since November 2021.

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Full NameRahul Sharad Dravid
Date of BirthJanuary 11, 1973
NationalityIndia
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
RoleFormer Indian Captain, Right handed batsmen, Right arm off-spin, Wicket-keeper, Coach
Past Team(s)
Rajasthan Royals
Royal Challengers Bengaluru
FamilyVijeta Pendharkar (Wife)

Early life and Education

Dravid was born into a Marathi-speaking Brahmin family in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. His family later relocated to Bangalore, Karnataka, where he grew up. His mother tongue is Marathi. Dravid’s father, Sharad Dravid, was employed by a company that manufactures jams and preserves, leading to his later nickname Jammy. His mother, Pushpa, was a professor of architecture at the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering in Bangalore. Dravid has a younger brother named Vijay. He attended St. Joseph’s Boys High School and obtained a commerce degree from St Joseph’s College of Commerce. Dravid was chosen for India’s national cricket team while pursuing an MBA at St Joseph’s College of Business Administration. He is proficient in Marathi, Kannada, English, and Hindi.

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Biography/wiki

Category

Details

Full Name

Rahul Sharad Dravid

Named Earned

The Wall of Cricket

Nickname

The Wall, Jammy, Mr Dependable

Profession

Cricketer (Batsman)

Net Worth

Category

Amount

Net Worth (2024)

$40 million

Net Worth In Indian Rupees

Rs. 320 Crore INR

BCCI Annual Salary (Indian Coach)

12 Crore

Physical Stats

Category

Details

Height

5 feet 11 inches, 180 cm, 1.8 m

Weight

62 kg

Chest Measurements

41″ inches

Waist Measurements

34″ inches

Biceps Measurements

13″ inches

Eye Colour

Dark Brown

Hair Colour

Black

Personal Details

Attribute

Details

Date of Birth

11 January 1973

Age (as of 2024)

51 Years

Birthplace

Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Nationality

Indian

Religion

Hindu

Educational Qualification

Degree in Commerce

School

St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School Bangalore (Karnataka)

College/University

St Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore University

St Joseph’s College of Business Administration, Bangalore, Karnataka (India)

Caste

Brahmin

Address

Indira Nagar Bangalore Karnataka

Twitter

(@RDravid19) / X.

Instagram

rahuldravidofficial

Zodiac Sign

Capricorn

Retirement Date

9 March 2012

Retirement Age

39 years

Retirement Stadium

Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bangalore)

Marriage Date

4 May 2003

Cricket Career

International/IPL Debut & Last Matches

Format

Debut

Last Match

Test

vs England at Lord’s, Jun 20, 1996

vs Australia at Adelaide Oval, Jan 24, 2012

ODI

vs Sri Lanka at The Padang, Apr 03, 1996

vs England at Sophia Gardens, Sep 16, 2011

T20

vs England at Emirates Old Trafford, Aug 31, 2011

vs England at Emirates Old Trafford, Aug 31, 2011

IPL

vs Kolkata Knight Riders at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Apr 18, 2008

vs Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens, May 24, 2013

Rahul Dravid Stats

Batting Stats

Test

ODI

T20I

IPL

Matches

164

344

1

89

innings

286

318

1

82

Not-Out

32

40

0

5

Runs

13288

10889

31

2174

Highest Score

270

153

31

75

Average

52.31

39.17

31

28.23

Balls faced

31258

15284

21

1882

Strike Rate

42.51

71.24

147.62

115.52

100

36

12

0

0

200

5

0

0

0

50

63

83

0

11

4s

1654

950

0

269

6s

21

42

3

28

Catches

210

196

0

18

Stumpings

0

14

0

0

Debut in Domestic Matches

Format

Debut Year/Season

First Class

1990/91

List-A

1992/93

T20

2007

IPL

2008

Overview

Category

Details

Retirement Date Test

March 2012

Retirement Date odi

August 2011

Retirement Date T20I

August 2011

Jersey Number

5 (India), 5 (Domestic)

Teams

India, Scotland, Asia XI, ICC World XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Marylebone Cricket Club

Coach/Mentor

Keki Tarapore, Gundapa Viswanath

Role

Batsman

Batting Style

Right Handed Bat

Bowling

Right-arm Off-break

Favourite Shot

Square Cut

Likes to play Against

England, Australia

Favourites

Cricketers 

Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara

Cricket Ground

Eden Gardens Kolkata, Lord’s Cricket Ground

Cricket Commentator

Ricky Ponting

Actor(s)

Aamir Khan, Tom Cruise

Actresses

Demi Moore, Michelle Pfeiffer

Food

Dal & Rice, Chicken Tikka Masala

Film(s) – Bollywood

Sholay

Film(s) – Hollywood

Braveheart & Ghost

Book(s)

Timeless Steel, The Nice Guy Who Finished First

Tennis Player

David Ferrer, S Sreesanth, Roger Federer

Color

Blue

Sports

Tennis, Hockey, Football & Badminton

Singer

Bob Dylan & Bruce Springsteen

Awards

Year

Award

1998

Arjuna Award for Cricket

1999

CEAT International Cricketer of the World Cup

2000

Wisden Cricketers of the Year

2004

Padma Shri

2004

Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy

2004

ICC Award for Test Player of the Year

2006

Captain of the ICC’s Test Team

2011

NDTV Indian of the Year

2012

Don Bradman Award with Glenn McGrath

2013

Padma Bhushan

2015

Wisden India’s Highest Impact Test Batsman

2018

ICC Hall of Fame

Rahul Dravid’s Family

Relationship

Name

Father

Sharad Dravid

Mother

Pushpa Dravid

Younger Brother

Vijay Dravid

Wife

Vijeta Pendharkar

1st Son

Samit Dravid

2nd Son

Anvay Dravid

Children

1st Son – Samit Dravid, 2nd Son – Anvay Dravid, Daughter – None

Rahul Dravid’s Brand Endorsements

  • BPCL (Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited)
  • Vimal Elaichi
  • Pan Masala
  • Kamla Pasand Silver Coated Elaichi
  • dream11.Com
  • Bharat Petroleum Mak and Thums Up
  • D2C foot-health-focused footwear
  • Plaeto

Who are Rahul Dravid’s Siblings?

Rahul Dravid has a younger brother named Vijay Dravid. Pushpa and Sharad always advised both brothers to balance sports and studies. They urged them to do whatever they did with full focus, and since they followed the instructions, they were allowed to play for hours even before the exams. Vijay also attended cricket matches with Rahul and his father during his childhood days. Although he could not become a professional cricketer, he has played a huge role in Rahul’s success. Vijay has supported him from the beginning of his career.

Who is Rahul Dravid’s Wife?

Rahul Dravid got hitched to Vijeta Pendharkar on May 4, 2003. Vijeta is a surgeon by profession. But, to support Dravid’s cricketing career and to take care of their children, she gave up her career. In one of Vijeta’s interviews, her mother-in-law Pushpa Dravid thanked her for making this decision. Vijeta is a mother of two sons. Her elder son’s name is Samit, while her younger son’s name is Anvay.

Does Rahul Dravid have kids?

Rahul Dravid and Vijeta have two sons. Their older son, Samit, was born in 2005. Initially uninterested in cricket, Samit developed a passion for the sport after India’s 2010/11 South Africa tour. He currently competes in cricket at the youth levels. At the age of 10, he scored 125 runs for Bangalore United Cricket Club in the Tiger Cup. In 2020, Samit impressed by scoring two double centuries within two months. In January 2024, he showcased his fast bowling skills in the Cooch Behar Trophy while playing for Karnataka.

Rahul Dravid’s younger son is named Anvay, born in 2009. In 2011, he traveled to the UK with his mother to watch his father play his only T20I match. During the match, Anvay and his brother Samit were excited to see Rahul in action and his name displayed on Lord’s honor board. In an interview, Rahul mentioned that his sons attempted to imitate AB de Villiers’ shots, realizing the difficulty soon after.

Some Lesser-Known and Interesting Facts About Rahul Dravid

 Cricket Legend

Dravid was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, on January 11, 1973, but currently resides in Karnataka. He hails from a Marathi family and speaks Marathi as his mother tongue. His father earned the nickname “jammy” while working for a company producing jams and preserves. His mother was an art professor at the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering in Bangalore. He earned the moniker “The Wall” from a Reebok advertisement. Dravid began playing cricket at 12 years old and achieved a century for his school team.

His impressive performance in Ranji led to his Test debut on June 20, 1996, against England, where he scored 95 runs. During this match, Ganguly also scored a century. Dravid’s breakthrough moment came against South Africa, where he played a crucial role in saving the match. This performance earned him the title of man of the match for India. The unforgettable Test match at Eden Garden is still hailed as the best of the decade by cricket fans.

Australia batted first and scored 445 runs, surpassing India by 171 runs, leading to India being enforced to follow-on. The partnership of 371 runs between Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman turned the game around, with Laxman scoring an impressive 281 runs. Rahul Dravid, on the other hand, contributed 180 runs to the total. Known for his impeccable batting techniques, Dravid is often referred to as “The Wall of Test Cricket” and holds the record for not getting out on a Golden Duck in his 286 Test innings. His jersey number, 19, signifies his wife’s birthday. Additionally, he was the highest run-scorer for his team in the 1999 Cricket World Cup and was honored with the Bradman Oration in 2012, becoming the only non-Australian cricketer to do so.

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