Rahul Dravid was presented with the memento by Sunil Gavaskar upon being inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame ahead of the fifth ODI between India and West Indies in Thiruvananthapuram.
He became the fifth Indian to be inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame on Thursday
Sunil Gavaskar presented him with the moment prior to the start of the fifth One-Day International between India and West Indies.
India is playing the final ODI against the Windies in Thiruvananthapuram and ahead of the start of the match,
Rahul Dravid was presented with the framed cap by Gavaskar as he was formally inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
The four Indians who were inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame prior to Dravid :
Sunil Gavaskar (1971-1987) – inducted in 2009
Bishan Singh Bedi (1966-1979) – inducted in 2009
Kapil Dev (1978-1994) – inducted in 2010
Anil Kumble (1990-2008) – inducted in 2015
Earlier this year, Dravid along with Ricky Ponting and England women wicketkeeper Claire Taylor,
they were announced as the new inductees in the Hall of Fame.
Gavaskar congratulated Rahul Dravid for entering the honored cricket club and
The Wall’ has been the conscience of Indian cricket in the international arena.
Rahul congratulations. Welcome to the ICC Hall of Fame.
Rahul Fully deserved, you have been the conscience of Indian cricket in international cricket.
Continue to do all the great work that you’ve done and kept on doing it.
then Gavaskar while presenting the cap.
“Thank you Sunny Bhai.
Honored to receive it from the hero of mine, he received the honor from Gavaskar.
He has scored 23, 208 international runs for India across formats, including 48 hundred and 146 fifties. He has scored the runs at an average of 45.4
Rahul Dravid aggregated 13,288 runs in 164 Tests with 36 centuries and 10,889 runs in 344 ODIs with 12 centuries.
In 2004, Dravid was named the ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the ICC Test Player of the Year.
Rahul Dravid played a just one Twenty20 International, was a brilliant slip fielder and finished his Test career in 2012 with 210 catches, which is a world record.
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“It is a matter of great honor 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,
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson had said.
Rahul Dravid was quoted as saying in an ICC media release after the induction.
The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame is our way of honoring the greats of our game.
Only the very best players in the world are recognized for their contribution to cricket in this way and
I would like to congratulate Rahul, Ricky, and Claire who are wonderful additions to the list of cricketing luminaries in the Hall of Fame,