CWC 2019: 4 greatest ODI Players who never won a World Cup
- Not every superstar of the game has managed to win the holy grail of cricket and in this article, we list down a few of them...
#3 Rahul Dravid (India)
Nicknamed, The Wall, Rahul Dravid was known for his extensive defensive abilities and the ability to hold on an innings like a glue. Dravid debuted for India in 1996 and his debut Test series was an immediate success, scoring 95 and 80 in successive innings and finishing the series with an average of 62.33 after two Test matches.
The Karnataka batsman received widespread acclamation as he debuted in the 1999 World Cup scoring 461 runs from 8 games as he emerged as the highest run scorer of the tournament. Dravid was successful again in the 2003 tournament where India lost to Australia in the finals.
The former Indian captain scored 318 runs and affected 16 dismissals as wicketkeeper in the tournament. In 2007, India had an unsuccessful campaign in the Carribean as the team was knocked out in the group stages under the captaincy of Dravid.
Dravid finally retired from limited overs cricket in 2011 with 10,889 runs in the 50-over format. Soon after his retirement, the BCCI appointed him as the coach of U-19 and A-teams. Surely, the board would not get anyone better for a position which requires the right technique and training to budding cricketers with an eye to play for the national side.Published 25 May 2019, 15:25 IST