Rahul Dravid has become the fifth Indian, after Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Anil Kumble, to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. BCCI recently tweeted a video of the small ceremony, where another Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar handed over the framed cap to Dravid.
Rahul Dravid is currently incharge of India Under-19 and India ‘A’ team as a coach. In his career, Dravid aggregated 13,288 runs in 164 Tests with 36 centuries and 10,889 runs in 344 ODIs with 12 centuries and, in 2004 named as the ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the ICC Test Player of the Year.
Dravid stated as, “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”.
He also extended his statement as , “I’m thankful to my near and dear ones as well as players I have played with and against, coaches and officials who have backed me over the years and helped me develop as a cricketer.”
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said, “The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame is our way of honouring the greats of our game. Only the very best players in the world are recognised 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”.