The International Cricket Council (ICC) made a major goof-up when they referred to Rahul Dravid as a left-hand bat on their Hall of Fame page. Fans on Twitter mercilessly trolled cricket's world governing body for its embarrassing gaffe. However, the the Hall of Fame page, which is available on ICC's official website, has been updated and the mistake rectified. In November last year, India's batting great, referred to as 'The Wall' by many, was officially inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, becoming only the only the fifth player from India after Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Gavaskar and Anil Kumble to be named on the elite list.
However, on Friday, reports emerged in the Indian media, pointing to ICC's mistake where it listed Dravid as "BATTING: LEFT-HAND".
Fans were left fuming by the error and took to Twitter to slam the international governing body.
@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
Rahul dravid is left hand batsman? last year he was inducted in Hall of Fame, but ICC may not aware about his batting style.pic.twitter.com/rXgXq5xNkd— mahesh vichare (@mvichareMT) September 19, 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
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.— Mehul Parmar(@TheMehulParmar) September 20, 2019
My kind request is to correct it. pic.twitter.com/vMv03p0jfy
@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
The mistake was corrected and Dravid's information updated on ICC's website.
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.
However, 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.
Dravid aggregated 13,288 runs in 164 Tests with 36 centuries and 10,889 runs in 344 ODIs with 12 centuries.
In July this year, batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, thus becoming the sixth Indian to receive the honour.
Tendulkar, the most prolific batsman in history, was inducted immediately after becoming eligible for induction, which requires that a player should have played his last international match at least five years before.
The 46-year-old former right-hand batsman is regarded the greatest to have played the game along with Sir Donald Bradman and remains the top run-accumulator in both Tests and ODIs.
Tendulkar, who retired in November 2013, tallied 15,921 runs in Tests and 18,426 in ODIs, both of which remain records.