From 2000 to 2007, Rahul Dravid led the Indian cricket team as captain. As captain, he guided the team to several wins, including series wins against England, West Indies, and Sri Lanka. Due to his calm and collected attitude and capacity to bring out the best in his teammates, Dravid is primarily regarded as one of the best captains of the Indian cricket team.
Dravid’s presence was a benefit for the Indian team. If Sachin, Sehwag, and Laxman were without Dravid, they could not have set the records they did. He particularly assisted Sourav Ganguly in reaching milestones as a Vice Captain and created a challenging environment for MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli to follow in their footsteps. Hence, We can conclude from the captaincy records of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli that they had followed the fundamental steps of Dravid and Ganguly.
|Previous Captain||Sourav Ganguly|
|Next Captain||MS Dhoni|
|Key Achievements||A series win in the West Indies after 1971, Series win in England after 21 years, A World record of 17 successful run-chases in ODI cricket|
He earned the nickname “The Wall” among cricket fans for his tendency to bat on the field for extended periods. The most time any batsman has ever spent on the crease in a test match is Dravid’s 44152 minutes, or 735 hours and 52 minutes.
Rahul Dravid Captaincy Period and Duration
Rahul Dravid started his captaincy career against Zimbabwe in an ODI match on 14 Dec 2000. This journey ended on 8 Sep 2007 against England with a win. His captaincy duration is 7 years, 7 months 25 days.
Rahul Dravid Stats as Captain in International Cricket
Rahul Dravid led India in 104 matches winning 50 and losing 39 with an overall win percentage of 48. He led India in two formats i.e Test and ODI.
His win percentage shows he is among the best captain in Indian cricket history. He earned this win rate in an era when the Indian team was beginning to take up the winning momentum in International cricket.
Rahul Dravid Runs as Captain vs Players Overall
Rahul Dravid played as a player for most time in his career. He scores 4396 runs as a captain with a batting average of 43. While during his days as a player, he scored 19814 runs with an average of 45.
There was a slight change in the batting average of Rahul Dravid after taking up the captaincy role, but he has helped India in winning many matches as a captain.
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Rahul Dravid Test Captaincy Record
In Test cricket, Rahul Dravid led India in 25 Test matches, winning 08 and losing 06 with a win rate of 32. His most memorable win in test cricket came against England when he led his team to win the first-ever series win in England in 2007.
Test Series India Won Under his Captaincy
Rahul Dravid won five test series for the Indian team as captain. India’s most famous test series wins were against England in 2007. This was home series for England, and India registered a win by 3-1.
Yearly Captaincy Stats in Test Matches
His most successful year as a test captain was in 2006 when his team draw 06 matches in a year. This shows his fighting ability to draw the match, and he converted this ability into winning momentum next year in 2007.
Dravid’s Test Batting as Captain Vs Player
- As a test captain, Dravid Scored 1736 runs in 25 test matches with a batting average of 44.
- While as a player, when he was not a captain, he scored 1152 runs in 139 Test matches with an average of 53.
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Rahul Dravid Captaincy Record in ODI Cricket
In ODI cricket, Rahul Dravid led in 79 matches, winning 42 and losing 83 matches with a win rate of 53. His win-to-loss ratio is 1.2, one of the best among other Indian captains in ODI cricket.
ODI Captaincy Records by Series
He led India in 25 ODI series, won only 10, lost 12, and 3 ended without any results. Pakistan white-washed India in a two-match series, while India did the same with South Africa during Dravid’s reign.
Yearly Captaincy Record in ODIs
From 2000 to 2004, he was vice-captain of team India and led a few matches in ODI cricket. But his real test began in 2005 when he was appointed as a regular captain. His most successful year was 2007 when he won 15 out of a total of 25 ODI matches as a captain of the Indian cricket team.
Dravid’s ODI Batting Stats as Captain Vs Player
- As ODI captain, Dravid Scored 2685 runs in 79 ODI matches with a batting average of 42.
- While as a player, he scored 8231 runs in 265 ODI matches with an average of 38.
Rahul Dravid Stats as Captain in World Cup and Champions Trophy
Rahul Dravid captained the Indian team in the world cup 2007. That was a horrible experience for him and the Indian team and fans. Indian Lost their matches at a group stage against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and failed to qualify for Super 8. This world cup played a crucial role in ending the career of two greatest, Rahul Dravid and the Captain of the Pakistani team Inzmam-ul-Haq.