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Rahul Dravid 5th Indian to be inducted in ICC Hall of Fame

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Rahul Dravid became the fifth Indian to be inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame on Thursday as Sunil Gavaskar presented him with the momento prior to the start of the fifth One-Day International between India and West Indies.

India are playing the final ODI against the Windies in Thiruvananthapuram and ahead of the start of the match, Dravid was presented with the framed cap by Gavaskar as he was formally inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

The four Indians who were inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame prior to Dravid are:

Sunil Gavaskar (1971-1987) - inducted in 2009

Bishan Singh Bedi (1966-1979) - inducted in 2009

Kapil Dev (1978-1994) - inducted in 2010

Anil Kumble (1990-2008) - inducted in 2015

Earlier this year, Dravid, along with Ricky Ponting and England women wicketkeeper Claire Taylor, were announced as the new inductees in the Hallf of Fame.

Gavaskar congratulated Rahul Dravid for entering the honoured cricket club and said that 'The Wall' has been the "conscience of Indian cricket" in the international arena.

"Rahul congratulations. Welcome to the ICC Hall of Fame. Fully deserved, you have been the conscience of Indian cricket in international cricket. Continue to do all the great work that you've done and keep on doing it. Thank you so much," Gavaskar said while presenting the cap.

"Thank you Sunny bhai. Honoured to receive it from the hero of mine," Dravid said as he received the honour from Gavaskar.

Dravid has scored 23,208 international runs for India across formats, including 48 hundreds and 146 fifties. He has scored the runs at an average of 45.41.

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