Rahul Dravid, aka ‘The Wall’ of Indian cricket has been inducted into ICC Hall of Fame on Sunday. Apart from Dravid, other retired players like Ricky Ponting of Australia and England women’s wicketkeeper Claire Taylor were also given the same honor. The choice was made by former inductees and members of the media.
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Talking about Rahul Dravid, he is the only fifth Indian cricketer to receive the honor. Earlier, cricket maestros like Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, and Bishan Singh Bedi were inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2009 followed by Anil Kumble in the year 2015.
While Ponting is the 25th Australian player to have received the honor, Taylor is the third woman player from England and seventh overall to be inducted in the list.
Dravid is regarded as one of the most successful as well as undoubtedly the most humble human being known to mankind. Throughout his career, he has earned several accolades to his name including the honor of being named the ICC Cricketer of the Year and the ICC Test Player of the Year. He scored 13,288 runs in 164 tests including 36 centuries and 10,889 runs in 344 ODIs with 12 centuries. Besides, he finished his Test Career with 210 catches- a world record.
On receiving the honor, Rahul expressed his gratitude and said that “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.” Dravid is currently in England to coach the India A team because of which he couldn’t be there to receive the honor in person.