Former India captain Rahul Dravid was officially inducted into International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Hall of Fame. He was presented a memento by the legendary opener Sunil Gavaskar at Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Now, Rahul Dravid became fifth Indian cricketer after Bishan Singh Bedi (inducted in 2009), Sunil Gavaskar (2009), Kapil Dev (2010) and Anil Kumble (2015) to be named on the elite list.
In July 2018, ICC had announced Rahul Dravid, Australian legend Ricky Ponting and former England Women’s wicket-keeper Claire Taylor’s induction into Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Dublin.
Ricky Ponting is 25th from Australia to receive the honor. Claire Taylor is the third female player from England to be named on the list and seventh overall.
ICC Cricket Hall of Fame recognises achievements of legends of the game from cricket’s long and illustrious history. It was launched by the International Cricket Council (ICC) of Dubai on 2nd January 2009 as part of its centenary celebrations in association with Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA).
Members of Hall of Fame assist in selection of future inductees. The inaugural inductees were W. G. Grace and Graham Gooch. Former England women’s cricket team captain Rachael Heyhoe-Flint was first woman cricketer to be inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2010.