The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday inducted former India skipper Rahul Dravid into the hall of fame ahead of the fifth ODI between India and Windies at Thiruvananthapuram.

Meanwhile, he became the fifth Indian cricket to join the elite list. The list also features former captains Bishan Singh Bedi, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, and Anil Kumble. However, ICC made the announcement earlier this year in June.

In July this year at a ceremony in Dublin, the ICC announced Rahul Dravid, Australian legend Ricky Ponting and retired England woman wicketkeeper-batter Claire Taylor as the new inductees into the ICC Hall of Fame for their stupendous achievements in international cricket.

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Legendary India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar handed over the trophy to Rahul Dravid at Greenfield International Stadium. Dravid has been one of the finest Indian cricketers, featuring in 164 Tests, 344 ODIs and 1 T20I for India.

It’s a real honour and privilege to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame and be in the company of some of my heroes. Thank you to everyone for the support throughout my career,” Dravid said after the announcement in June.

To find your name in a list of all-time greats across generations is something one only dreams of while setting out on a cricket career and the kind of recognition that would delight any player. “I am thankful to my near and dear ones as well as players I have played with and against, coaches and officials who have backed me over the years and helped me develop as a cricketer,” Rahul Dravid added.

Currently, Rahul Dravid is in charge of the India U19 and India A side.