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5 World Records set by Rahul Dravid in Test Cricket

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 15:19 IST

Rahul Dravid rings the Lord
Dravid ringing the famed bell at Lord's

Rahul Dravid is without a doubt one of the best batsmen India has produced. Fondly known as The Wall for his consistency in the field, Dravid was one of the most dependable batsmen for India for decades.

Be it number of balls faced or time spent at the crease, number of catches held or other partnership records, Dravid holds a number of different world records to his name. But for the presence of one Sachin Tendulkar, he would have become known as the greatest Batsman India has ever produced.

Here are five world records The Wall holds to his name.

#1 Highest number of balls faced and longest time spent at the crease
The Wall

Rahul Dravid, arguably the best No.3 Batsman for India in history, has faced the highest number of balls and spent more time at the crease than any of his other peers, in his Test career spanning over 16 years. 

He has faced 31,258 deliveries during his Test Career, with the next closest batman being Tendulkar at 29,437 balls. He has spent 44,152 Minutes at the crease in Test Matches which works out to almost 736 hours, also a world record. 

His ability to guage where exactly his off-stump was and leave the balls pitched outside the off-stump alone, are attributes that enabled him to occupy the crease for such long durations.

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Published 23 Mar 2018, 18:05 IST
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