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Rahul Dravid factfile
AFP
New Delhi, March 09, 2012
First Published: 13:27 IST(9/3/2012)
Last Updated: 13:33 IST(9/3/2012)

Factfile of Indian batsman Rahul Dravid who announced his retirement from international cricket on Friday:


Full name: Rahul Sharad Dravid

Right-hand batsman

Age: 39 years

Date of birth: January 11, 1973

Major teams: India, Karnataka, Kent

Test debut: v England, Lord's, 1996

One-day debut: v Sri Lanka, Singapore, 1996

Twenty20 debut: v England, Manchester, 2011

Career:
Tests
Matches 164, Runs 13,288, Highest 270, Average 52.31, Centuries 36, Fifties 63

One-dayers
Matches 344, Runs 10,889, Highest 153, Average 39.16, Centuries 12, Fifties 83.

Twenty20 international

Match 1, Runs 31, Highest 31, Average 31.00.

Records:
- First batsman to score a century in all Test-playing nations.

- Most catches in Test cricket (210).

- Second-highest run-maker in Test cricket after Sachin Tendulkar.

- One of Wisden's cricketers of the year in 2000.

- Won the International Cricket Council's player of the year and Test player of the year awards in 2004.

- Most century partnerships in Test cricket (88).


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