Friday, 21 September, 2018

Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting, Claire Taylor join cricket Hall of Fame

Rahul Dravid Ricky Ponting Inducted Into ICC Hall Of Fame Rahul Dravid became only the fifth player from India to be named in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
Andrew Wong | 03 July, 2018, 19:28

Dravid, who is now serving as the coach of India's Under-19 team, was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame along with former Australian captain Ricky Ponting and former England woman team's wicketkeeper Claire Taylor during a special ceremony in Dublin on Sunday.

Rahul Dravid has become the 5th cricketer after Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Anil Kumble. He ended his career in 2012, amassing 13,378 runs in 168 Tests with 41 centuries and 13,704 runs in 325 ODIs with 30 centuries. He played a pivotal role in India's win sensational win in Adelaide 2003 where he had scored a double century. Moreover, Sachin has also scored 51 and 49 hundreds in Tests and ODI respectively, so he is far more ahead to be eligible in this regard. And now, as a coach of India u-19 side, he guided the team to World Cup glory, reported Times Now. I'm thankful to the ICC for giving me this honour.

"My parents, my family, my two kids, my so many friends, colleagues that I have played with, and played against that enriched my game".

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He added, "I am thankful to my near and dear ones as well as players I have played with and against, coaches and officials who have backed me over the years and helped me develop as a cricketer".

Ponting said it was an honour to be a part of the Hall of Fame after representing Australia over the years. "It's a privilege and something that I'll hold very dear to my heart", he said. Representing the national side, Dravid scored more the 24,000 runs in global cricket with 36 test and 12 ODI centuries. "Only the very best players in the world are recognised for their contribution to cricket in this way and I would like to congratulate Rahul, Ricky and Claire who are wonderful additions to the list of cricketing luminaries in the Hall of Fame".

Addressing the media, Punter said that he enjoyed and loved every moment of his cricketing journey.

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Ponting reached four World Cup cricket finals, winning in 1999, 2003 and 2007, and captained Australia in a record 26 successive unbeaten World Cup matches from 2003 to 2011 and led the team to victory in the Champions Trophy in 2006 and 2009.

This made the 45-year-old the fifth cricketer from India to be named on the elite list. She also compiled 4101 runs in 126 ODIs and 615 in 21 T20Is.

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