Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid on Thursday became the fifth Indian player to be inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame.

Legendary Indian opener Sunil Gavaskar presided over the formalities at a brief function before the start of the last One Day International (ODI) match between India and West Indies at the Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram.

On 2 July, ICC had announced his induction into the Hall of Fame. Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Anil Kumble are the only player from India to be inducted into ICC hall of fame.

 

Rahul Dravid has donned the white jersey for India in 164 Test matches and scored 13,288 runs with the help of 36 centuries. Dravid has played 344 ODIs and aggregated 10,889 runs with 12 centuries. In 2004, Rahul Dravid was also named ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the ICC Test Player of the Year.

The 45-year-old has played only one T20 International match.

“It is a matter of great honour to be named by the ICC in the Cricket Hall of Fame. To find your name in a list of all-time greats across generations is something one only dreams of while setting out on a cricket career and the kind of recognition that would delight any player,” Rahul Dravid was quoted as saying in an ICC media release after the induction.