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India's 'The Wall' Rahul Dravid was born on January 11, 1973 in Indore in Madhya Pradesh. Rahul was good in studies as well as sports. After making his first-class debut in 1990/91, Rahul burst on the international cricket only 1996 when he played his first ODI in 1996 against Sri Lanka. It was not a debut to remember for Dravid as he scored just 3 runs in the match and got out.

However, three months down the line, he was a part of the Indian Test squad going to England. In his first Test at Lord's his best came out as he scored a gritty 95 runs, missing out on a dream century on debut by just 5 runs.

In the dressing room, Dravid was called 'Jammie' for the reason that his father worked in a Jam factory. Dravid played 164 Tests for India and scored 13288 runs at an impeccable average of 52.31. Although he was not the ODI material in the beginning of his career as his game was more suited for Test cricket. However, Rahul changed everyone's views towards him after the year 2000 when stalwarts like Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja were suddenly out of the team because of match-fixing.

In 344 ODIs he played, he scored 10889 runs at a decent average of 39.16.

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