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Rahul Dravid joins the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

The International Cricket Council bestowed Ricky Ponting, Claire Taylor along with India batsman, Rahul Dravid by inducting them in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

Rahul Dravid joins the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
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During a ceremony in Dublin on Sunday, former India batsman and captain, Rahul Dravid was welcomed into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Along with Dravid, former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting and retired England Women wicketkeeper-batswoman Claire Taylor too were bestowed with the honour.

‘The Wall’, Dravid became the fifth Indian player to be included in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame whereas Ponting was the 25th from Australia to do so. Taylor is the third female player from England and seventh woman overall to be named in the list. The three were selected by the former ICC Cricket Hall of Famers and members of the media.

Speaking on the occasion, Rahul Dravid said,

It is a matter of great honour to be named by the ICC in the Cricket Hall of Fame. To find your name in a list of all-time greats across generations is something one only dreams of while setting out on a cricket career and the kind of recognition that would delight any player. I’m thankful to my near and dear ones as well as players I have played with and against, coaches and officials who have backed me over the years and helped me develop as a cricketer. I would also like to thank the KSCA and the BCCI for all the support over the years and the ICC for recognizing my achievements and picking me in this group of Hall of Fame inductees.

During his career, Dravid scored 13,288 runs in 164 Tests with 36 centuries and 10,899 runs in 344 ODIs with 12 centuries and was named as the ICC Cricketer of the Year and ICC Test Player of the Year in 2004.

Along with Dravid, Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev and Anil Kumble are other members of the Hall of Fame from India.

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