10 Unknown Facts about Rahul Dravid3 min read
Rahul_Dravid has more hundred run partnerships and more fifty run partnerships than any other batsman – 88 and 126 respectively. Again a world record.
Dravid is the only international cricketer to have staged 10 or more partnerships of hundred runs with four different batsmen (Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Sehwag, and Ganguly).
Dravid and Tendulkar have scored more partnership runs and have been involved in more hundred-run stands than any other batting pair – 6,920 runs with 20-century stands – both are world records.
Dravid has been involved in 2nd most number of partnerships (738) behind Shivnarine Chanderpaul(750) in Test cricket history and more partnership runs (32,039) than any other batsman in Test Cricket.
Dravid has featured in four stands of 300 or more runs (twice with Laxman, one each with Sehwag and Gambhir) – an Indian record jointly shared between Dravid and Laxman. Only Bradman(5) has featured in more 300+ stands than Dravid and Laxman.
Dravid is the only international player to have been involved in two 300+ partnerships in ODI matches.
Rahul Dravid holds the world record for taking the most number of catches as a non-wicketkeeper fielder in Test Cricket. He retired with a record haul of 210 catches from 164 matches. He is also the first non-wicketkeeper who has taken 200 test catches.
Dravid is the only non-wicketkeeper fielder who has taken more than 50 catches off the bowling of two different bowlers In Test Cricket. Dravid has taken 55 catches of Anil Kumble’s bowling and 51 catches of Harbhajan Singh’s bowling.
Dravid has taken 4th most international catches(334) as a non-wicketkeeper fielder behind Mahela Jayawardene(440), Ricky Ponting(364) & Jacques Kallis(338).
Dravid is also one among the 17 non-wicketkeeper fielders who have taken 100 or more catches both in ODI & Test Cricket.