Rahul was born on January 11, 1973 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, to parents Sharad Dravid and Pushpa. He started to play cricket at the age of 12. Dravid did well in the junior tournaments to merit selection in the State under-15, under-17 and under-19 tournaments. Meanwhile he finished his bachelors from St. Joseph's College of Commerce.
Rahul keeps his cool even in a crisis and thus is a reliable anchor for the Indian team. Since he started playing he has maintained a Test career average of over 50. Technically his batting is flawless and he has improved with experience especially in Test Cricket.
• Longest streak of consecutive Tests since debut (94)
• Greatest number of innings since debut before being dismissed for a duck
• The best career test average among the contemporary test batsmen (58.55)
• Involved in the highest partnership (331 runs) in the history of ODI cricket along with Sachin Tendulkar vs New Zealand
• ICC Player of the Year 2004.
In his overall Test Cricket career, Rahul Dravid has played 134 Test matches till April 2009. In these matches, he has scored 10823 runs with an average of 52.53 runs and the highest score of 270 runs. While in ODI Cricket, he has played 333 ODI matches till April 2009 and has scored 10585 runs with an average of 39.49 runs. His highest ODI score is 153 runs.
Rahul is capricorn. His lucky numbers are 1,2,11 and lucky colours are lavender
and red.You might get two opportunities for the growth in your job or business during this year. There will not be immediate gains but shall prove beneficial for creating platform for the growth of your career in future. You might plan to repair your inherited property or to make some big change in it for which you shall successfully arrange funds and resources. This year you are likely to become the victim of diseases concerning your limbs and stomach. Be alert about your health especially in the first half of the year. Be cautious regarding injury and infection in your ear, nose or throat.