The former Indian captain, one of the greatest batters India ever produced, and the current India coach, Rahul Dravid, has turned 51 today i.e. January 11, 2024.
Even though Dravid’s journey to the Indian team was gradual rather than sudden, he quickly made a name for himself as the driving force of a new, resilient Indian team that was no longer taken lightly while playing abroad.
Equipped with a conventional method, he turned into the wall that kept the team solid while the innovative players showcased their creativity. Despite being perceived as one-dimensional, he could play around with the ball whenever he felt like it.
Over time, Dravid altered his limited-overs repertoire to become an effective middle-order batter. He had amassed almost 10,000 ODI runs by the time the selectors moved on from him in 2008. He also kept wickets in the ODI format for a while, helping the national team achieve a balance that was crucial in India’s 2003 World Cup campaign. On the other hand, in Test cricket, the right-handed batter amassed 13288 runs in 164 matches.
Just like his on-field performance, the current coach of the Indian cricket team’s performance on the commercial front is exceptional as well. The value of The Wall of Indian cricket has grown due to his multiple endorsement agreements over the years. Let’s examine his earnings, charitable contributions, and endorsements:
Currently, Rahul Dravid reportedly has a net worth of INR 320 crore. His contract with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), brand endorsements, and personal investments have contributed to his impressive net worth.
Even in the last few years, the former skipper serving as the coach of the Indian team inked deals with Practo, Piramal Realty, Abbott, LaunchMyCareer, and Orchids. Along with this, he also scored partnerships with Farmley, Knest, and Bharat Petroleum.
Furthermore, Dravid has embraced a variety of social duties. The 51-year-old’s humanitarian endeavours consist of the AIDS Awareness Campaign, UNICEF Supporter, and Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA).