ICC inducts Dravid into Hall of Fame

Rahul Dravid will be inducted into the prestigious category along with former Australia captain Ricky Ponting and 2009 ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year Claire Taylor.

Rahul Dravid India

Rahul Dravid captained India's Test side between 2005 and 2007.   -  Getty Images

Former India captain, Rahul Dravid, has been inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC)'s Hall of Fame.

In a late development on Sunday, the ICC announced that Dravid, who is presently the coach of India's A and U-19 teams, will be inducted into the prestigious category.

"It is a great honour to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. It is a privilege to be among a group of people I have looked up to and I have admired growing up as a cricketer," Dravid said.

Busy with his commitments with India A team, Dravid, however, won't be able to receive the honour in person.

Australian legend Ricky Ponting and former England stumper-batswoman Claire Taylor will join Dravid in the elite list.

Taylor is the third woman cricketer, seventh overall,  from England to get the honour.

Dravid is the fifth Indian to be part of the elite group which features Bishan Singh Bedi, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, and Anil Kumble.

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