Rahul Dravid- Net Worth, Money and More
Net worth -$ 22.6 million
Occupation- Former Indian cricketer
Rahul Dravid is a former Indian cricketer. He has captained team India for more than 2 years in both test cricket and one day cricket. He holds the bunch of records and awards. He is known all over the world for best defense techniques against both fast and spin bowlers. He had been one of the most trustful batsmen of team India. In 2007 he became sixth player allover and third Indian to score more than 10,000 runs in ODI cricket. Also he is second Indian and third international player to 12,000 runs in test cricket. Rahul Dravid is the only player who has able to score a century in all ten playing nations.
Rahul Dravid was born on 11th January’1973 to a Maharashtrain Brahmin family in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Later on they moved on to Bangalore, Karnataka where he grew up. Rahul’s father (Sharad Dravid) worked for Kissan, company that is famous for its Jams and preserves production; this gave him a nickname ‘Jammy’. Also his mother (Pushpa Dravid) was a professor of Architecture at the university Visvesvaraya College of engineering (UVCE), Bangalore. Rahul also had one younger brother named Vijay. Rahul did his high school from St. Joseph’s boys High school, Bangalore and graduated in commerce from St. Joseph’s college of Commerce, Bangalore.
Dravid has great intimacy towards cricket and hence he started playing cricket at the age of 12. He has represented his state at various levels. He made his debut in Ranji trophy in 1991 while attending college.
Rahul Dravid was the right handed batsman, part time right arm off spin bowler and occasional wicket keeper of team India. He was first spotted by former cricketer keki Tarapore, while coaching at a summer camp in chinnaswamy stadium. Initially he started his career with representing his state team in under 15, under 17 and under 19 levels.
Dravid made his ODI debut on 3rd April’1996 against Sri Lanka in singer’s cup held in Singapore immediately after 1996 world cup. His ODI start was not impressive with bat as he managed to score only 3runs but he took 2 terrific catches in the match. He followed up with another failure as he was just able to score only 4runs against Pakistan.
In comparison to ODI debut, Rahul’s test debut was much successful one. He was selected for test squad of England tour, luckily got a chance to play in playing XI in second test. And hence he made his test cricket debut at Lords’ pitch on 20th June ’1996. He batted at no.7, and forged a well partnership with another debutant (Sourav Ganguly) and he managed to score 95 runs in that innings. This performance made him stained in playing XI in next test and again he scored another half century.
Rahul Dravid has a terrific stats in both ODI and test cricket. Rahul played 344 ODI’s and managed to score 10,889 runs with a strike rate of 71.41. He was not only good in ODI but was much better in Test cricket; he played 164 matches and excellently scored 13,288 runs with an average of 52.17.
The highlights of Dravid’s batting technique were very defensive and unique, which were admired by many cricketers, defining the modern era of slog batting styles. Due to this defensive batting style he has been named as ‘the Wall of Indian cricket team’. To prove this endurance, he once batted for 835 minutes over two innings in a test match against Australia, the number one team of that time. Later he again proved by getting his personal best score of 270 runs by batting for 12 hours in a match against Pakistan and enabling India to clinch the first series win in Pakistan.
It was in the year 2002, when Dravid started to establish himself as India’s premier Test batsmen. He did this by raking up four consecutive centuries against England (3) and West Indies (1). He later went onto scoring three of his five double centuries in Test cricket in the 2003-2004. This too was achieved against the top teams in world at the times which were Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan. After this he got another nickname as ‘Mr. Dependable’.
During the 2003 world cup, sole reason India managed to finals was Rahul Dravid. He was the vice-captain of the team and served his team by picking up the wicket keeping gloves to accommodate an extra batsman. This decision of Rahul is been appreciated by everyone. After this he was appointed as Captain of Indian cricket team. This 2yrs stint as captain led India to some famous victories as well as historical ones. This included winning against England and West Indies in their home ground for 1st time in generation.
But due to non-satisfactory performance in his batting, he decided to leave the captaincy and focused on batting. And this decision showed results on Sri-Lanka tour in 2009.
Dravid was not only good with bat; he had been an outstanding fielder. His immense level of concentration also in handy when he fields in slips, most of his catches are taken in that cordon and become the most successful slip catcher in history.
On 9th March’2012, Rahul Dravid announced his retirement from international and first class cricket. He however slated to appear in the 2012 edition of the IPL as a captain of the Rajasthan Royals. He is also a surprisingly formidable player in the shorter version of the game, in the Indian Premier Leagues.
Similar to his on field performance, Rahul is also a gentleman outside of the field. He got married on 4th May’2003 with Vijeta Pendhrakar, who was surgeon by profession.
They have two children; Samit (11yrs old) and Anvay (5yrs old). He is always willing to contribute to social causes. He likes to travel across the country. He prefers Indian food, especially home-cooked and acknowledges his mother as the best cook.
Wealth and Assets:
Other than cricket Rahul earns his earnings from various endorsements such as Pepsi, Reebok, Gillette, Castrol, max life insurance, citizen etc.
He is not only a classical player, he also likes to cherishes his cars. He like to ride some classical cars. Rahul owns following cars:
• Hyundai Tucson SUV; which was gifted by ICC with the best test player trophy.
Awards and Achievements:
• 1998: Arjuna award
• In 1999, he received ceat cricketer of the 1999 world cup
• He achieved Wisden cricketer of the year award 2000
• He is awarded Padma Shri award by the government of India in 2004
• He is also awarded to Sir Garfield sobers trophy in 2004
• He achieved the title of ICC test player of year in 2004