Monday, December 31, 2007

Dravid's Personal choices:

Full name:
Rahul Sharad Dravid.

The Wall, Mr. Dependable and Mr. Reliable.

Date of birth:
11 January 1973.

Place of birth:
Indore, India.

Zodiac sign:

5'11'' (approx.).

Hindi, English, Kannada, Marathi.

Schools attended:
St Joseph's, Bangalore.

Degree: from St. Joseph's Boys College.

Major teams:
Karnataka, India, ACC Asian XI, Scotland and Kent.

ODI debut:
India vs. Sri Lanka, Singer Cup , 1995/1996.

Test debut:
India vs. England, 2nd Test at Lord's, 1996.

Batting style:
Right hand bat.

Bowling style:
Right arm off-break.


Marital status:
Happily married to Vijeeta Pendharkar.

Parents - Sharad (worked for Kissan) & Pushpa Dravid (received PhD in art).
Siblings - Younger brother Vijay Dravid (did engineering and also plays cricket).
Wife - Vijeeta Pendharkar (practicing surgeon in Nagpur).
Children - Two sons - Samit (2005) and Anvay (2009) .

Greatest influences:
Parents and coach Keki Tarapore.

Name of house:

Concentration and ability to stay cool.

Reading and listening to music.

Nothing in particular.

Favorite color:

Favorite cars:
BMW and Maruti 800.

Favorite genre of books:
Philosophy and thrillers.

Favorite author:
Richard Bach.

Favorite movie:
Braveheart, Ghost, and Rocky (Hindi).

Favorite actors:
Tom Cruise and Aamir Khan.

Favorite actresses:
Julia Roberts, Demi Moore, Michelle Pfieffer and Manisha Koirala.

Favorite singers:
Sting, Chris de Burgh, Kishore Kumar, and Lata Mangeshkar.

Favorite songs:
I believe I can fly by R. Kelly, Could you be loved by Bob Marley, Greatest love of all by Whitney Houston, Because you loved me by Celine Dion, O Sanam by Lucky Ali, and Afreen Afreen by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Favorite type of music:
Slow Rock.

Favorite TV channel:

Favorite cartoon:

Favorite pastime:
Listening to old Hindi songs.

Favorite foods:
Chicken tikka masala, daal and rice and anything mom cooks.

Favorite restaurants:
Shezaan, Karavalli, and Paradise Island.

Favorite drink:
Pepsi, and mango milkshake.

Favorite hotel:
Sandton Sun (Johannesburg, South Africa).

Favorite vacation spot:
A forest resort.

Most memorable match:
1st Test at Lord's.

Cricketing heroes:
G.R Vishwanath, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, and Martin Crowe.

Current favorites:
Sachin Tendulkar, Javagal Srinath, Azharuddin, and Steve Waugh.

Future Cricket stars:
Murali Karthik, Ajit Agarkar, Harbajan Singh.

Other favorite sportsmen:
Micheal Jordon, Prakash Padukone, V. Anand and Pete Sampras.

Worst match:
Third Test against West Indies at Barbados.

Most favorite venue:
Lord's and Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Least favorite venue:
Nothing in particular.

Saddest cricketing moment:
When India failed to chase 120 against West Indies in the 3rd test at Barbados in 1997.

Ambition in Cricket:
To play for India and win many Tests abroad.

Philosophy in life:
Be a good human being.

Most prized possession:
Test cap.

Dream woman:
Doesn't remember what he dreams.

Most embarrassing moment:
Cried in the dressing room after getting out in a junior match and his friend laughed at him.

Rahul's Indian XI:
Gundappa Viswanath, Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vensarkar, Vijay Merchant, Syed Kirmani, Tendukar, Javagal Srinath, Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev, Erapalli Prasanna, and Bishen Bedi.


  1. Plz correct the spellings of Samit
    Its SAMIT and not Sumit as you have spelt.

  2. my fav who is a living legend and the great wall of india.the rodel model for me but i do not get the perfect
    defence as he gets

  3. THE WALL is the best & he will b best one can take his place.........hats of you............. DRAVID .....

  4. thank you for this............i like rahul dravid very now i know what are his favourites.............once again thank you...........

  5. Very accurate! His new house is called Samanvay though. :)