Rahul Dravid – Batsman, Seasonal Wicket-Keeper
Rahul Dravid has to be the first name that comes to your mind when you think Namma Karunadu and cricket. In his career span, this great cricketer has had the humble opportunity to appear in not one but two Cricket World Cups (1999 and 2003) and he also got to be Captain for a third Cricket World Cup (2007). One of these was his debut in 1999. Although India didn’t qualify for the semi-finals that year, many good things came out of it for Dravid. First one was his killer partnership with Sachin Tendulkar against Kenya in Bristol, where they scored 237 together, out which Rahul ended hitting his maiden World Cup century.
He is also credited to his the first ever three hundred run partnership with none other than Sourav Ganguly, against Sri Lanka in Taunton. Additionally, he emerged as the top scorer of the whole tournament with 461 runs in just 8 games. Who else wishes to see this great legend on the pitch again?