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Rahul Sharad Dravid was born on the 11th January 1973, in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India and is a cricketer, who Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack named one of the five Cricketers of the Year in 2000. In 2004, he was voted the Player of the Year and the Test player of the Year by the ICC. Dravid played cricket professionally from 1996 to 2012. When he retired in 2012, he had the second highest total of test match runs of all time, 13,288, behind team mate Sachin Tendulkar.
How much is the net worth of Rahul Dravid? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $22.6 million, as of the data presented in early 2017. Cricket has been the main source of Dravid’s net worth.
Rahul Dravid Net Worth $22.6 Million
To begin with, Rahul Dravid was raised in Indore, and studied commerce at the University of Bangalore, Karnataka, and made his first-class cricket debut with the team of this state at the age of 18, in 1991. Concerning Rahul Dravid’s professional career, his test debut for India came in the middle of 1996 against England in London. After Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar, he was the third Indian cricketer and the sixth player worldwide to score at least 10,000 runs during his test career, reaching the mark in his 120th test, against South Africa in March 2008 in Chennai.
Rahul made his debut for the Indian one-day international cricket team against Sri Lanka on the 3rd April 1996 in Singapore. He also cracked the 10,000 runs in ODIs, achieving that level in a match against Sri Lanka at the beginning of 2007, thus making him one of only five cricketers alongside Jacques Kallis , Brian Lara , Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulka, to have scored at least 10,000 tests and ODI runs.
Dravid represented the Indian team participating in three cricket world championships (1999, 2003 and 2007). At the 1999 World Cup, he was the top scorer of the tournament with 461 runs, and the same year he was named CEAT International Cricketer of the World Cup. The Indian team played decisively at the International Trophy Knockout tournament in 2000 and showed its character in the confrontations with Kenya, Australia and South Africa in consecutive matches, reaching the final. Dravid played an important role by making 157 runs in four games at an average of 52.33, including two fifties. Nicknamed The Wall, Dravid received the Player of the Year and Test Player of the Year awards at the opening ceremony of the ICC Cricket Awards in 2004. The same year he became the first and only player who managed to score centuries in all ten test playing countries. He also holds the record for the number of catches made by a player in tests with 210. At the end of 2011, he became the first non-Australian cricketer to qualify for the solemn Bradman Oration in Canberra. In 2012, he became a captain in the Indian Premier League, but that same year he retires from professional sport.
In 2014, he became a member of the board of advisors at GoSports Foundation, Bangalore.
Finally, in the personal life of Rahul David, he has been married to Vijeta Pendharkar since 2003, and they have two children.