Sports Desk- Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid is still counted among the greatest cricketers of the world. Rahul Dravid made many tremendous records in his cricket career. Which still persists today. But Dravid had failed to break the Everton Weekes record.
However, Rahul dravid is one of such batsman in the last 70 years of Test cricket. Who were able to access the records of the Weekes. Yes, Everton Weekes holds the record for centuries in five consecutive innings of Tests. Weekes, a member of the famous West Indies ‘W Trio‘ along with Clyde Walcott and Frank Warrell, died on Wednesday at the age of 95. He has a world record for scoring the highest five centuries in consecutive innings in Test cricket, which is not broken since the last 70.
In the last 70 years, many great batsmen have come from Viv Richards to Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Jack Kallis. But Rahul Dravid was the only batsman to reach the record of Sir Everton Weekes.
Everton Weekes Cricket Records
The Weekes scored 4455 runs in 48 Tests at an average of 58.61 which includes 15 centuries. He meanwhile scored 141 runs in the fourth Test match at Kingston against England in March 1948 and after that, when the West Indies team visited India, scored 128, 194, 162 and 101 runs in four consecutive innings in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. He was close to scoring a century in the sixth innings but was run out for 90 in the match played in Chennai.
Weekes then broke the record for centuries in four consecutive innings of Jack Fingleton of Australia (in 1936) and Alan Melville of South Africa (1939 to 1947). After this only Rahul Dravid was able to reach near the Weekes record.
Rahul Dravid Cricket Records
Dravid did his best in the 2002 England tour. He scored 602 runs in four Tests at an average of 100.33. Meanwhile, he scored centuries in three consecutive innings. Dravid played 115 innings in Nottingham, 148 at Leeds and 217 at the Oval in the series played in August-September.
After this, when the West Indies team visited India for a three-Test series, Dravid scored 100 runs before being retired in the first innings of the first Test match played in Mumbai and thus scored a century in four consecutive innings. Became the fourth batsman in the world.