Rahul Dravid

rahul dravid

Full Name Rahul Sharad Dravid
Nickname(s) Jammie, The Wall, Mr. Dependable
Date of birth 11,Jan,1973
Place of birth Indore
Sun Sign Capricorn
School and College St.Joseph’s,Bangalore
Family Dad    : Sharad Dravid (Worked for Kissan Jam)
Mom   : Pushpa Dravid (Prof. for architecture in College)
Brother: Vijay Dravid (Engineer, Plays cricket)
Wife: Vijeta Pendharkar
Name of his home Srishti
Favorite color Blue
Career Indian Cricket Player (Batsman, occasional bowler and wicketkeeper)
Deputy General Manager (In marketing division of India Cements Ltd.)
First unofficial century In school vs. St Anthony’s when he was 10 years
Batting Style Right handed
Bowling Style Right arm off break
Cricket Gurus G R Vishwanath, K K Tarapore, Roger Binny and Brijesh Patel
ODI Debut  Vs. Sri Lanka at Singapore, on 3/4/96
Test Debut India v England at Lord’s, 2nd Test, 1996
Memorable matches Debut at Lords and the match in which he scored 148 at Johannesburg (3rd Test)
Worst match Third Test against West Indies at Barbados
Major Teams India, Kent, karnataka
Assets Technical proficiency, stylish strokes, consistency, good temperament and concentration
Cricket coach Keki Tarapore
Cricketing heroes G.R. Viswanath, Sunil Gavaskar,Kapil dev & Martin Crowe
Favorite batsman Sachin Tendulkar
Bowlers he finds difficult to face Javagal Srinath and Allan Donald
Favorite/Least favorite   ground Favorite: Lord’s and Chinnaswamy Stadium
Least Favorite: None
Greatest influences Coach Keki Tarapore and his parents
Complaint about cricket Not much space between matches on tour to see
touring country.
Changes to improve the game Space out tours and play a World Championship
of Test Cricket.
Other sportspersons admired Pete Sampras (Tennis), Prakash Padukone (Badminton) and V.Anand (Chess)
Hobbies Reading books and listening to music
Author Richard Bach and Thrillers and philosophical books
MusicSongs by Sting, Chris de Burgh, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
Favorite artistes Actor: Tom Cruise, Aamir Khan
Actresses: Manisha Koirala, Demi Moore, Michelle Pfieffer
Favorite films Braveheart, Ghost
Favorite channel Discovery
Favorite cartoon Superman
Favorite food/drink Food: Homemade Indian food, chicken and fish
Drink:Mango milkshake ,Pepsi
Favorite restaurant/holiday place/hotel Restaurant: Shezaan, Karavalli, Paradise Island
Holiday Place: Any forest resort
Hotel: Sandton Sun in Johannesburg
Favorite car Maruti 800,BMW
Favorite ad Anything that figures him
Dream Woman He never remembers what he dreams
Nightmare Get up and forget to play Cricket
Embarrassing moment Once  he got out in a junior match and started crying in the dressing room and his friends started laughing at him
Other interesting facts He loves nature and animals and is more of a country person. He is always willing to contribute to a good cause. Loves watching wild life programs
Most prized possession His INDIA cap
Awards Arjuna Award-1999
one of Wisden’s five Cricketers of the Year for the year 2000
Goals Likes to keep them to himself
Ambition To play in a successful Indian team for a long time. Win the World Cup.
Motto in life Be a good human being
A word about fans Fans are great as long as they do not trouble his family and privacy

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