The International Cricket Council (ICC) was caught with a major mistake referring to Rahul Dravid as a left-handed batsman on their Hall of Fame page. Twitterati’s badly trolled out cricket’s world governing body for its embarrassing blunder.
Later on, the Hall of Fame page, which is available on ICC’s official website, has been updated and the mistake rectified.
On July 2, 2018, the ICC had announced Dravid and Australian legend Ricky Ponting’s induction into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Dublin.
India’s batting great, Rahul Dravid, known to be ‘The Wall’ by many, was officially inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in the month of November. He was the fifth player from India after Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Gavaskar, and Anil Kumble to be named on the elite list.
Moreover, the memento was presented to Dravid by India’s legendary opener Sunil Gavaskar ahead of a One-Day International (ODI) between India and the Windies in Thiruvananthapuram.
Further, Dravid aggregated a total of 13,288 runs in 164 Tests with 36 centuries and 10,889 runs in 344 ODIs with 12 centuries.
However, on Friday, reports emerged in the Indian media, pointing to ICC’s mistake where it listed Dravid as “BATTING: LEFT-HAND”.
Twitterati’s slammed the international governing body pointing out their huge blunder.
@ICC Rahul Dravid is a left-handed batsman? How can your website make such a big mistake at https://t.co/Kmbmz3Hziy? Incorrect batting style is mentioned in the Hall of Fame list. This is a big mistake. Such a mistake is serious on the official website of the Supreme of Cricket. pic.twitter.com/ZXsFUJWr1h
— mahesh pathade (@PathadeMaheshMT) September 19, 2019
— Deric Gladson (@dericgladson) September 20, 2019
##shame on you @ICC . After 16 years of International cricket, 13,288 test runs with 36 centuries and 63 half centuries, 10889 ODI runs with 12 centuries and 83 half centuries you did not even know that, Rahul Dravid is right hand Or Left hand batsman!!!!
— samir rout (@businessodisha) September 20, 2019
— md.abul kalam azad (@mdabulk22112009) September 21, 2019
— Sir.சரவணன் (@iamravanan) September 20, 2019
@ICC the disappointing thing I saw on Hall of Fame is #RahulDravid sir being mentioned as a left hand batsman. @BCCI it would be good if you can take care of such silly mistakes. pic.twitter.com/XCwUe5Xuhe
— DIVAKAR N SARVESH (@divakar_sarvesh) September 20, 2019
— Brijesh Patel (@Brijesh22186) September 20, 2019
While checking @ICC Official site, I have found mistake in Hall of fame section. 'Rahul Dravid' is Right Hand Batsman and the record is written wrong showing Left Hand Batsman.
My kind request is to correct it. pic.twitter.com/vMv03p0jfy
— Mehul Parmar🇮🇳 (@TheMehulParmar) September 20, 2019