Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Rahul Dravid | First Player to Take 200 Test catches

Rahul Dravid, known as the Great Wall of India in test Cricket as he served many times winning and drawing some crucial matches for India. Similar to his batting skills he is a brilliant fielder for India at the slips. Dravid has reached a new milestone regarding to the catching as he became the first cricketer to take 200 catches in test cricket. He reached there by taking Dale Steyn’s catch off Harbhajan Singh’s bowling in the 2nd test of the ongoing test series against South Africa. He is one of he best fielders at slips and is certainly the best slip fielder for India. Dravid is presently toppin the list with 200 test catches; following him are Markh Waugh wih 181 catches and Ricky Poting with 174 catches.Let’s now go across some records and milestones of Rahul Dravid in catching.

1st catch: In first test Nasser Hussain’s catch off Javagal Srinath.

50th catch: Ricky Ponting’s catch off Harbhajan Singh in his 43rd test match.

100th catch: Shane Warne’s off Harbhajan Singh in his 70h test match.

150th catch: Andre Strauss’s catch off Anil Kumble in 110th test.

200th catch: Dale Steyn’s off Harbhajan Singh in 149th match.

Catches at home: 95 (42 test matches)

Catches Abroad: 105 (82 test matches)

Catches of Right handed batsmen: 144

Catches of Right handed batsmen: 67

Catches off pace bowlers: 67

Catches off spin bowlers: 133

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