Former India captain and one of the world’s greatest, Rahul Dravid has been inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame alongwith Aussie great Ricky Ponting and retired England woman cricketer Claire Taylor.
Dravid became the fifth player from India to make it to the list after Bishan Singh Bedi, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Anil Kumble.
"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," Dravid was quoted as saying in an ICC media release.
"I am thankful to my near and dear ones as well as players I have played with and against, coaches and officials who have backed me over the years and helped me develop as a cricketer,” he further said.
Ponting was quoted as saying in a PTI report, "I feel deeply honoured to be recognised by the ICC in this way. I loved every moment of my journey as a player and am so very proud of the team and personal achievements along the way.
"These would not have been possible without the help of so many people including my teammates, coaches and support staff that played such an integral part in my playing career. I would like to especially thank my family for their constant support and direction. Honours like this are just as much for them as it is for me,” he went on to state.
--By A Cricket Correspondent