The Wall – Rahul Dravid Inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame

Former Indian Captain, referred to as ‘The Wall’ – Rahul David has been inducted to the ICC Hall of Fame by Sunil Gavaskar at a brief function ahead of the final ODI between India and WestIndies at Thiruvananthapuram.

Dravid has become the fifth Indian cricketer after Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Gavaskar and Anil Kumble to have been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

The ICC had on 2nd July announced Dravid’s induction into the Hall of Fame.

Dravid has amassed 13,288 runs in 164 Tests with 36 centuries and 10,889 runs in 344 ODIs with 12 centuries. He was in 2004 named as the ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the ICC Test Player of the Year. Apart from his batting skills, his splendid slip fielding is noteworthy. He has taken a record 210 Test catches.

“It is a matter of great honour to be named by the ICC in the Cricket Hall of Fame. 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 and the kind of recognition that would delight any player,” Dravid said.