Achievements BY CAPTAINCY
- Rahul Dravid is the only other Indian to be the top scorer (first one is Sachin Tendulkar - twice - 1996, 2003) in a World Cup. He amassed 461 runs in the 1999 World Cup, the first World Cup he played.
- Rahul Dravid led India to a historic Test series win, against the West Indies in their home soil in 2006. Since 1971, India had never won a Test series in the West Indies. This is also their first prominent series win outside the Indian subcontinent (barring the win against Zimbabwe in 2005) since 1986.
- Under Dravid's captaincy the Indian team tied the previous record of most consecutive One-Day International wins for an Indian team thus equalling the record run that the Indian team had achieved under Sourav Ganguly in the 2003 World Cup in South Africa (8). This was later bested by Mahendra Singh Dhoni who led Indian team to 9 consecutive victories in 2008-2009.
- During his captaincy the Indian team broke the 14 match West Indies record for most consecutive won matches in One-Day Internationals while chasing a total. For this 17 match run, Dravid was the captain for 15 matches and Sourav Ganguly was the captain for the other two. This streak was broken on 20 May 2006, when India lost to the West Indies by one run, at Sabina Park, Jamaica.
- Rahul Dravid is the first captain to lead India to a Test match victory against South Africa on South African soil
- He became only the third captain from India to win a Test series in England. This feat was achieved after 21 years. The other two captains being Kapil Dev (1986) and Ajit Wadekar (1971).
- He has hit 10,000 runs in both tests and one day internationals, making him only the third batsmen after Tendulkar and Lara to achieve this feat. Ponting is the only other man to have done this.
- He holds the record of maximum number of catches in test cricket by a non-wicket keeper