Monday, April 6, 2009
Rahul Dravid creates World Record for most number of catches in International Test Matches
Indian cricketer and former captain Rahul Dravid has broken the world record for the most number of catches in test matches by an outfielder. Dravid's landmark was reached on the fourth day of India's third Test match against New Zealand at Wellington. When Dravid helped to dismiss the New Zealand batsman, Tim McIntosh, in Wellington, it was his 182nd catch.
The previous record holder was Mark Waugh of Australia. Dravid, 36, is now clearly ahead of Ricky Ponting (148 catches in 131 Tests), Jacques Kallis (147 catches in 131) and Mahela Jayawardene (142 catches in 102) among current players.
Last year, Dravid became only the sixth batsman in history to score 10,000 Test runs. He has compiled 26 Test centuries and 56 fifties, earning the nickname "The Wall" for his obdurate style of play.