Rahul Dravid Age, Wife, Net Worth, Biography, Awards, Centuries, Career Highlights and More


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Rahul Dravid Biography and Net worth

Rahul Dravid Biography and Net worth
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Rahul Dravid is one of the most well-known figures in cricket and is regarded as one of the greatest players to have represented India. Over the course of his outstanding 13,288 Test and 10,889 ODI runs, Dravid’s international career, which lasted from 1996 to 2012, Rahul was quite successful. He was referred to as “The Wall of Team India” and was noted for his conventional batting approach. Dravid ended his career in cricket in 2012, but since then, he has played a significant role in the BCCI coaching system. He formerly served as the head coach of the India A and India U-19 teams, and he is now in charge of all three formats of the Indian cricket team.

Name Rahul Dravid
Net Worth in Indian Rupees Rs. 172 Crore
Salary 12 Crore +
Monthly Income 1 Crore +
Age 50 Yrs
Date of Birth January 11, 1973
Gender Male
Height 1.8 M (5′ 11″)
Profession Indian Cricketer
Nationality Indian


Rahul Dravid Early Life

Rahul Dravid was born in a Marathi-Speaking Brahmin family in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.His family later moved to Bangalore, Karnataka, where he was raised. His mother tongue is Marathi. Dravid’s father, Sharad Dravid, worked for a company that makes jams and preserves, giving rise to the later nickname Jammy. His mother, Pushpa, was a professor of architecture at the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE), Bangalore. Dravid has a younger brother named Vijay.

Rahul Dravid did his schooling at St. Joseph’s Boys High School, Bangalore and earned a degree in commerce from St Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore.He was selected to India’s national cricket team while working towards an MBA at St Joseph’s College of Business Administration, also Bangalore.He is fluent in several languages: Marathi, Kannada, English and Hindi.


Rahul Dravid Marriage

Rahul Dravid Marriage
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On 4 May 2003, Rahul Dravid married Vijeta Pendharkar, a surgeon from Nagpur. Vijeta Pendharkar is also from Deshastha Brahmin community as Dravid.They have two children: Samit, born in 2005, and Anvay, born in 2009.

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Rahul Dravid Net Worth

Dravid’s estimated net worth is at $23 million, or roughly Rs. 172 crores in Indian rupees. He has amassed this level of riches through his participation in many forms of cricket, commentary work, TV commercial appearances, and coaching responsibilities.

Overall Net Worth in USD $23 Million
Overall Net Worth in INR INR 172 Crore
Monthly Income 1 Crore +
Yearly Income 12 Crore +


Dravid received Rs. 5 crores in (rumoured) compensation for leading the India A and India Under-19 teams during the previous two years. As the National Cricket Academy’s Head of Operations, he received a monthly salary of INR 60 lakhs. The remuneration he would receive in the near future as head coach of the Indian cricket team is expected to be in the range of Rs. 10 crore, which will be a record for any coach of the Indian cricket team.

Rahul Dravid Assets

House-According to sources, Dravid’s villa in Indira Nagar, Bengaluru, is worth Rs.4 crores.

Cars- Dravid has luxury cars in his collection including a Mercedes Benz GLE worth Rs. 80 lacs, BMW 5 series worth Rs. Rs. 72 lacs, and an Audi Q5 luxury SUV worth Rs. 55 lacs.

Rahul Dravid Endorsements

Rahul Dravid Endorsements
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Beginning with his time as a cricket player, Rahul Dravid has a lengthy history of working as a brand ambassador. Reebok, Pepsi, Kissan, Castrol, Hutch, Karnataka Tourism, Max Life, Bank of Baroda, Citizen, Skyline Construction, Plaeto, Sansui, Gillette, and Samsung are a few of the companies he has promoted over the years.

Recent endorsement agreements with David stand out in particular. In 2012, Dravid announced his retirement from cricket and agreed to appear in advertisements for Practo, Piramal Realty, and Orchids. But what really got people’s attention and established him as a household celebrity was his CRED advertisement during the IPL 2021. Dravid is now more well-known than ever in the world of advertisements as a result of the advertisement.

Rahul Dravid Endorsements
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Rahul Dravid Career

Rahul Dravid Career
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Beginning of Cricket Career

Rahul Dravid participated in the U-15, U-17, and U-19 age divisions for the Karnataka state team, which earned him a spot on the state’s Ranji Trophy team. In the 1991–92 year, he made his Ranji debut for Karnataka.

He amassed 380 runs overall at an average of 63.3 in his outstanding debut season. There were a few hundreds in it. Later, he was chosen to represent South Zone in the Duleep Trophy.

International debut and rise to glory

Rahul Dravid participated in his debut international game in Sri Lanka during the ODI series. A few months later, he played in his first Test match at Lord’s against England and scored 95 runs in his opening innings.

He was labelled a sluggish batsman in ODIs and found it difficult to make the team.

He overcame this criticism, enhanced his batting in ODIs, and solidified his position in the ODI team as well. In the 1999 World Cup, three years after his debut, he was at his best. He surpassed everyone in the event in runs scored with 461 runs.

In addition to batting, Rahul Dravid spent a significant amount of time keeping wickets in ODIs for India.  As wicketkeeper, he has contributed to 84 dismissals, with 71 catches and 13 stumpings. As a non-wicketkeeper in Test matches, he holds the record for most catches (210).


Rahul captained India in 25 Test matches, winning 8 and losing 6. His 32-win record doesn’t really represent his leadership abilities. His ODI statistics are superior. Out of the 79 ODIs played under him, India won 42.

The failure of the Indian cricket team at the 2007 World Cup was one of Dravid’s lowest moments as captain.

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Batting Statistics

Matches 164 344 1 89
innings 286 318 1 82
Not-Out 32 40 0 5
Runs 13288 10889 31 2174
Highest Score 270 153 31 75
Average 52.31 39.17 31 28.23
Balls faced 31258 15284 21 1882
Strike Rate 42.51 71.24 147.62 115.52
100 36 12 0 0
200 5 0 0 0
50 63 83 0 11
4s 1654 950 0 269
6s 21 42 3 28
Catches 210 196 0 18
Stumpings 0 14 0 0



Dravid was the icon player of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchisee owned by Vijay Mallya.In the 2008 IPL, he led RCB in runs scored. Later, he participated in matches with the Rajasthan Royals.

He has participated in 89 IPL games, scoring 2174 runs with a strike rate of 115.52 and an average of 28.23. In the IPL, he recorded 11 half centuries.

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Dravid played his final test match against Australia in January 2012 after declaring his retirement from the limited overs format in 2011.

Rahul Dravid Retirement
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Rahul Dravid Awards and Achievements

National Honours

1998 – Arjuna Award recipient for achievements in cricket

2004 – Padma Shri – India’s fourth highest civilian award

2013 – Padma Bhushan – India’s third highest civilian award

Other Honours

1999 – CEAT International Cricketer of the World Cup

2000 – Dravid was one of the five cricketers selected as Wisden Cricketer of the Year.

2004 – ICC Cricketer of the year – Highest award in the ICC listings

2004 – ICC Test Player of The Year, ICC Cricketer of The Year

2004 – MTV Youth Icon of the Year

2006 – Captain of the ICC’s Test Team

2011 – NDTV Indian of the Year’s Lifetime Achievement Award with Dev Anand

2012 – Don Bradman Award with Glenn McGrath

2015 – Wisden India’s Highest Impact Test Batsman

2018 – ICC Hall of Fame

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Rahul Dravid – Books

Four biographies have been written on Rahul Dravid and his career:

  1. Rahul Dravid – A Biography written by Vedam Jaishankar (ISBN 978-81-7476-481-2). Publisher: UBSPD Publications. Date: January 2004
  2. The Nice Guy Who Finished First written by Devendra Prabhudesai. Publisher: Rupa Publications. Date: November 2005
  3. A collection of articles, testimonials and interviews related to Dravid was released by ESPNcricinfo following his retirement. The book was titled Rahul Dravid: Timeless Steel.

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Rahul Dravid Social Commitments

  1. Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA)
  2. UNICEF Supporter and AIDS Awareness Campaign