There are many examples of famous father-son duos in the cricketing world in India. Apart from the Sachin-Arjun duo, another shining example of this is Samit Dravid, son of legendary India batsman Rahul Dravid aka ‘The Wall.’ Samit has made headlines with his batting displays for his school.
In April 2016, Samit scored a century in an under-14 club cricket match in Bengaluru. Playing for Bangalore United Cricket Club, Samit scored a smashing 125 with twelve boundaries against Frank Anthony Public School. For the fourth wicket, he partnered with Pratyush G (143) and added 213 runs. Their team scored a massive win at the Loyola school grounds in a 30-over game.
In 2015, Samit shined at U-12 level cricket in Bengaluru, as he slammed three match-winning half-centuries playing for his school Mallya Aditi International.
It seems like Dravid Jr. has inherited a lot of sporting qualities from his father. However, unlike his father, Samit’s style seems to be a bit more aggressive.
Known as ‘Mr. Dependable’ in the cricketing arena, Dravid has played many brilliant test innings and smart ODI performances. In 286 Test innings, Dravid has played 31,258 balls, scoring 13,288 runs. He also holds the record of most number of catches (210) in Test matches by a non-wicket keeping player. He has also faced the maximum number of deliveries in Test cricket.
Dravid is also the only player to score four consecutive hundreds in four Test innings. He had scored 115, 148 and 217 on India’s tour of England in 2002. Once labelled as a Test player and a defensive batsman, Dravid is also known to be the ninth highest run-scorer in ODI cricket and the third Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs or more in ODIs (10,889 runs), after Tendulkar and Ganguly.