Test Cricket like any other game is one where skillsets are hugely valued but unfortunately, at the same time, it's a number game too at the end of the day. No matter how humongously talented a player might be, but at the end of his career, his records speak for himself.
In similarity to life, the game lovers only celebrate the highest quality. Maybe a little introspection would make us speak our hearts. But we live in the age where patience is as scarce as fresh air so we suffice ourselves by comparison.
But to compare Rahul Dravid to any other batsmen of his era would be a crime. For, he was a singular talent with unmatchable skills, concentration, technique, and furthermore a man with the highest quality of knowledge about our beloved game.
Rahul Dravid 'The Wall' as we all know him, never put himself above the game and never did he took his form for granted even during his career's peak. The Karnataka lad never in his entire career was seen to have shown dissent to either a player or an umpire.
It was almost inevitable that a man who would redefine gentlemanliness would go on to make it big on the international arena. Though he was a man much more than what stats speak, it is alarming that people's knack of understanding a cricketer has been reduced to statistics.
And for all those people let us have a look at five of The Wall's records that are almost unbreakable.
#5 Involved in the most number of century partnerships in cricket.
Rahul Dravid holds a unique record of having been involved in most number of century partnerships in cricket history. Dravid has a total number of 88-century partnerships in his career! He had a great camaraderie with the little master Sachin Tendulkar with whom he was involved in 20-century partnerships.
Building partnerships is an art in cricket and Dravid mastered it like no other batter in test history. With T20 invasion it is very rare to find partnership getting built around in the middle which would eventually help the team.