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Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting And Claire Taylor In ICC Hall of Fame

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| July 2 , 2018 , 12:09 IST

On Sunday, Former Indian Captain Rahul Dravid along with former Australian Ricky Ponting and retired England women's wicketkeeper Claire Taylor were inducted into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame.

All three of them were inducted at a ceremony held in Dublin on Sunday night.

Dravid became only the fifth player from India to be named in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame while Ponting is the 25th Australian to be named in the list so far. Taylor is the seventh woman overall and the third woman player from England to be marked in the list.

Before Dravid, Bishan Singh Bedi, Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev were inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame in 2009, while Anil Kumble was included in 2015.

Dravid had scored 13,288 runs in 164 Tests with 36 centuries and 10,889 runs in 344 ODIs with 12 centuries to his name.

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson described that "The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame is our way of honouring the greats of our game. Only the very best players in the world are recognised for their contribution to cricket in this way and I would like to congratulate in the same fashion to Rahul, Ricky and Claire who were wonderful additions to the list of cricketing personalities in the Hall of Fame."

Further, when Dravid was asked about it he said that "It is a matter of great honour to be named by the ICC in the Cricket Hall of Fame, To find your name in a list of all-time greats across generations".