6 - He made his Test debut against England at Lord's a few months later, replacing his Karnataka teammate Sunil Joshi in the playing XI after the first Test in Edgbaston. Dravid fell agonisingly short of a century on debut, making 95 before he nicked one from Chris Lewis to wicket keeper Jack Russell.
7 - His maiden Test century came in his ninth Test, against South Africa in Johannesburg in 1996-97, when he top scored in each innings with 148 and 81. It was also his maiden Man of the Match award. He won 11 Man of the Match awards in Tests, eight of which came overseas.
8 - He became the third Indian batsman after Vijay Hazare and Sunil Gavaskar to score a century in each innings of a Test when he made 190 and 103 not out against New Zealand at Hamilton in 1998-99.
9 - Dravid was the highest scorer in the 1999 World Cup, scoring 461 runs. He was subsequently named one of the five Wisden cricketers of the year in 2000.
10 - Dravid has been involved in the two highest partnerships in ODIs - 331 runs with Sachin Tendulkar and 318 with Sourav Ganguly at Hyderabad and Taunton respectively, both for the 2nd wicket and both in 1999.
In Image: Rahul Dravid plays a shot during India's match against Pakistan in 1999 World Cup.