Most Catches In Test Cricket
Rahul Dravid who is always known for his batting skills in test cricket, is also one of the best fielders in the format. In his tenure there were no other options in the first slip than this legend. He caught 210 catches from 164 matches, which is the highest number of catches took by a test player. He was also a part time keeper for the team.Mahela Jayawardene follows him with 205 catches. He is the only Indian player placed in the top 5 on this record.
Most Number of Balls Faced
This record shows why he is called as the Indian cricket wall. Rahul Dravid holds the milestone of Highest number of balls faced by a batsmen. In his 16 years of cricket career he faced 31258 balls in International cricket, which is almost 5209 overs!!. He is the first and only player to reach the 30000 mark. Master Blaster holds the 2nd position with 29437 balls. Also he holds the maximum time to spend in crease, which is 735 hours and 52 minutes
The Number 3 Position
Dravid bats mostly in Number 3 position. He holds a record in the position. He made his no.3 appearance 150 times from 94 matches, which is a record. Also he scored more than 8000 runs in that position. Dravids ability to defend any world class bowling order and to stay in the crease for more time, makes him the 3rd position favorite.
Hundred Against All Nations.
Once again this record proves, why he is the most consistent test player. Rahul Dravid is the first player to score hundred against all the test playing nations. During his retirement there was 10 test playing nations.Afghanistan and Ireland was added in the list recently. He have 36 test centuries in the cart. Only 4 players scored more than Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis and Sangakkara.
Dravid was always known for his partnership making skills. He holds record of the most number of hundreds and fifty's partnership by a batsmen. Also, his partnership with Sachin, Ganguly, Laxman, Sehwag placed him in a unique record. He is the only player to make more than 10 hundred partnership with 4 diffrent players. His Partnership of 410 with Sehwag is the highest partnership between a captain and vice-captain. Also Dravid made 126 fifty partnership and 88 hundred partnership which is also a record.
Rahul Dravid is the only Indian player to score 4 consecutive Innings hundreds. He made this achievement by scoring 3 centuries against England and 1 against West Indies in their Indian tour. Vintage West Indies player Everton Weeks holds the world record in this with 5 consecutive hundreds.
Rahul the Dravid is the 2nd most and only Indian cricketer to play 94 matches in a row. From his debut on 1996, he hasn't missed any match till 2005. Later he failed to make into the team due to some health issues against Sri Lanka. Australian Wicket Keeper batsmen Adam Gilchrist holds the world record in this, with 96 consecutive matches.
Rahul Dravid holds the record of highest aggregate runs in 4th innings of test cricket. He have an aggregate of 1575 runs in the 4th innings at an average of 40.38. Not only in 4th innings, he placed in top 6 of other innings aggregate too.Like, 4th in the aggregate of 1st Innings with 4121 runs , 2nd in the aggregate of 2nd Innings with 4984 and, 6th in the aggregate of 3rd Innings with 2608 runs..
Rahul Dravid was part of Ganguly led test team in most times. Ganguly was victorious 21 times when Dravid was in his team. The fact is 23% of the total team score was contributed by Rahul Dravid in these winning matches. Dravid scored 2571 runs in these matches. In short we can say that, Rahul Dravid holds the record of highest runs contribution on the winnning team under a single captain.
Record In the Debut
Dravid and Sourav Ganguly holds the record of highest debut partnership between two players for India. Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly made 94 runs in their debut against England at Lords. This is also a 13th highest record partnership in test cricket.