Yes, you heard it right, Indian head coach and one of the best batsmen it his time, Rahul Dravid played for two nations in his career. He represented India and Scotland in his international career. In this article, we will throw light on this interesting aspect of Rahul Dravid’s career.
Indian head coach, Rahul Dravid had a fantastic career for India. He was one of the best batsmen of his time. He represented India between 1996 to 2012 in over 500 games in all the formats of the game. Dravid made over 24000 runs for India. He is still India’s second-highest run-getter across formats. We all know this about Rahul Dravid but the interesting part of his career is that he also represented Scotland in his career.
Dravid 2003 played for Scotland in the English domestic one-day league. He played 11 matches in the Cup and one tour match against Pakistan. The big question is how this happened, some Non-resident Indians of Scotland managed to collect some funds from charity dinners and they invited Dravid to play for Scotland who was at his peak in 2003. He was averaging around 92 in tests when he played for Scotland.
Dravid played a total of 12 games for Scotland in which he made 600 runs with an average of 66.66 including two centuries and a couple of half-centuries. Although Scotland lost 11 out of 12 matches in which Dravid played. An interesting thing is Scotland qualified for the T20 World Cup 2021 and it was Kyle Coetzer who was leading the Scottish side. Coetzer was also part of the 2003 Scottish team for which Dravid played. He was only 19 years old at that time.