Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid: A look at The Wall’s commercial outing as he turns 50

Dravid's outing in the commercial field is as good as his on-field outing.

One of the greatest batters the cricket world has ever witnessed, Rahul Dravid, completed yet another half-century today i.e. January 11, 2023.

Rahul Dravid was among the last quintessential Test match batters, as well as one of the greatest across all generations. His ascension into the India team was constant and meticulous rather than meteoric, but once there, he developed himself at the forefront of a new, resolute Indian side that was no longer easybeats away from home.

He became the pozzolanic material that managed to hold the frameworks strong with his traditional approach while other players represented themselves. Nonetheless, for a man who began to be stigmatised as one-paced and one-dimensional, he could blister the ball around when circumstances demanded.

Back in the day, the current coach of the Indian cricket team made up for his relative paucity of explosiveness with pure determination and almost yogic concentration powers. He batted for 835 minutes over two innings in Adelaide in 2003, when India won a Test in Australia for the first time in a generation. A few months later, he spent more than 12 hours at the crease for India’s first series victory in Pakistan. That fearsome intensity was also useful when he was standing in the slips as well, where he set the record with 210 Test catches.

Dravid’s limited-over game was reconfigured over the years to become a proficient middle-order batter. When the selectors moved on from him in 2008, he already had more than 10,000 ODI runs in his kitty. He also kept wickets in the 50-overs side for a while, assisting the team in finding a balance that was critical in India’s run to the World Cup final in 2003.

Dravid’s outing in the commercial field is as good as his on-field outing. The wall of Indian cricket signed numerous endorsement deals over the years, which has increased his brand value. Let’s take a look at his endorsements, net worth and charity:

Net worth:

Rahul Dravid’s current net worth is roughly INR 170 crore. His illustrious net worth stems from his agreement with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), brand deals, and private investments.


Rahul Dravid has been linked to numerous brands from his playing days and even after his retirement. Dravid drew attention during Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 for his agitated avatar in the CRED advertisement. The Wall also signed the dotted lines with many more brands, including Practo, Piramal Realty, Abbott, LaunchMyCareer, and Orchids.

TAM Sports reported that Dravid had a 4% share of television advertising in the first half of 2021.

Dravid has previously endorsed brands such as Reebok, Pepsi, Kissan, Castrol, Max Life, Gillette, and many others.


Dravid has also taken up a number of social responsibilities. Dravid’s social efforts include the Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA), UNICEF Supporter, and AIDS Awareness Campaign.

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