Rahul Dravid breaches 13,000 Test runs mark

Rahul Dravid

Veteran Indian batsman Rahul Dravid on Thursday became the second player in the history of Test cricket to compile 13,000 runs besides completing 1,000 runs this calendar year.

Dravid, already the second highest run-scorer in the longer format of the game, drove West Indies skipper Darren Sammy for a boundary to reach to the milestone in the 29th over of the Indian innings in the third ongoing Test.

His teammate and batting icon Sachin Tendulkar was the first cricketer to achieve the 13,000-run feat and is currently the leading run scorer in Test cricket with more than 15,000 runs under his belt.

Only eight batsmen have recorded more than 10,000 runs in Test cricket and three of them are Indians.

Playing in his 160th match, Dravid has smashed 36 centuries and 61 half-centuries so far.

For the 1,000 runs he scored this year, Dravid has taken 11 Tests. 'The Wall' has scored five centuries in the current year thus far with two against West Indies and three against England apart from two half-centuries at an average of 59.50.

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