Award Name : Arjuna Award
Year of Award : 1998
Award for : Sports and Games
Location : Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Rahul Dravid is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket.Rahul Dravid was born on 11th January 1973 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh and at present living in Karnataka. He studied at St. Joseph’s Boys High School and later got his degree in commerce in St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore. He started his career in cricket when he was just 12. His talents were first spotted by Keki Tarapore, former cricketer and coach. He served as the captain of the Indian cricket team from October 2005 to September 2010. He was honored as the ICC Player of the Year in 2004. He has taken the highest number of catches in the Test cricket. In 1998, he received the Arjuna Award.
His Ranji Trophy debut was in February 1991 when he was still a college student. He entered national team in 1996. He has reached 12,000 runs in Test cricket next only to Sachin Tendulkar in India. On 14th February he scored 10,000 runs in ODI cricket. He is the sixth player in the world and third player in India to achieve this record. He has a track record of more than 200 catches.
Rahul Dravid is the top scorer in the seventh World Cup that took place in 1999 in which he scored 461 runs in all. He is the only one in India to score two consecutive centuries at the World Cup. With his intelligence and talents he could emerge as the India’s premier Test batsman. He has the reputation of the defensive batsman in Test cricket. He also started to score more in ODIs that won him the ICC player of the year award. He has a record of 31 centuries in Test cricket with 5 double centuries. His biography was written by Devendra Prabhudesai was published as ‘The Nice Guy Who Finished First’ in the year 2005.