24 January, 2021

Mister Consistent

Mister Consistent
  • In the just-concluded Test series against England, he batted for 31 hours and three minutes—almost the full duration of a Test—to score 602 runs in four matches. Only Sunil Gavaskar occupied the crease for a longer duration in a Test series ever—against the West Indies in 1970-71.

  • His 602 is the highest by any Indian batsman in England.

  • Dravid has 13 Test centuries to his name. India has won three, drawn eight and lost just one Test in which Dravid scored a century, a non-losing percentage of 91.67.

  • Against New Zealand in Hamilton in the 1998-99 series, Dravid scored 190 and 103 not out. Only two other Indians—Sunil Gavaskar, three times, and Vijay Hazare have accomplished such a rare feat.

  • He's India's Mr Consistent. In 64 Tests in the last six years, Dravid's batting average stands at 54.43.

(Statistics by Anant Gaundalkar)


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