>> Dravid's father worked for a company that makes jams and preservatives, because of which he got the nickname Jammy. He is also called The Wall.
>> He was honoured in the list of top-five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2000.
>> He became the first non-Australian cricketer to address at the Bradman Oration in Canberra.
>> Breaking millions of hearts, Rahul married Vijeta Pendharkar, a surgeon from Nagpur in 2003 They have two children, Samit and Anvay.
>> Dravid was picked as the 2004 Youth Icon, ahead of Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, in a nationwide poll conducted by a popular music channel.
>> With more than 200 catches, Dravid holds the world record for the most number of catches in Test cricket.