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Dravid's unwanted world record

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Jan 15, 2012 at 02:43pm IST

Perth: Before India's second innings in Perth, Rahul Dravid was the holder of three distinct world records in Test cricket: most number of balls faced, most number of catches and he was also involved in the most partnerships. But with his dismissal to Ryan Harris for 47, Dravid added a fourth record to his name: the batsman to be bowled the most number of times in Test cricket.

It is not a distinction he would be proud of. After battling to 47 in India's second innings here on Sunday, Dravid was bowled by a delivery that was full and swung back in. He got across to try and drive it to the on-side but missed, and the ball clipped his pads before knocking the leg-stump back.

That led to another familiar Indian collapse and yet another humiliating defeat Down Under by an innings and 37 runs well inside three days. With that loss, India crashed to their seventh straight loss in an overseas Test.

Dravid's unwanted world record

Rahul Dravid became the batsman to be bowled the most number of times in Test cricket.

Dravid, 39, has played 163 Tests and is the second-highest run-getter in Test cricket with 13,262 runs, including 36 hundreds and 63 fifties. But his dismal run in Australia has raised voices for veterans to retire and give way to young blood.

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