Dravid prone to run outs
For a 'thinking' cricketer, skipper has a dubious distinction of having an unusually high number of run outs against his name.
For a 'thinking' cricketer, Rahul Dravid has a dubious distinction of having an unusually high number of run outs against his name in both forms of the game.
The Indian captain, who was once again a victim of run out dismissal in the fifth and last one-dayer against West Indies here yesterday, is not far behind the biggest culprit -- Sri Lanka's Marvan Atapattu and Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul Haq, notorious for his lethargic running in between the wickets, in the list of maximum number of run-outs.
The Sri Lankan heads the list with 40 run outs followed by Inzamam with 39. Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram is a close third on 38 while the Indian stalwart is fourth on 33.
Mohammad Yousuf (Pak), Mark Waugh (Aus) and Mohammad Azharuddin (Ind) complete the top six list with 32 dismissals each by way of run out.
In Tests, Dravid has been run out 9 times compared to former Australian skipper Allan Border's highest number of 12.
West Indies legend Gary Sobers and his countrymate Carl Hooper occupy the second slot with 10 dismissals ahead of Dravid.
Also being dismissed nine times are Australians Mathew Hayden and Mark Taylor.