Rahul Dravid announces retirement

The stylish batsman was the number two run-getter in Test cricket behind compatriot Sachin Tendulkar.


Afp March 09, 2012

BANGALORE: Veteran Indian batsman Rahul Dravid announced his retirement from international cricket on Friday, ending a distinguished 16-year career.

"It is time to move on and let a new generation of players make their own history," Dravid, 39, told reporters at a crowded news conference in Bangalore.

The stylish batsman was the number two run-getter in Test cricket behind compatriot Sachin Tendulkar with 13,288 runs from 164 matches at an average of 52.31 with 36 centuries.

COMMENTS (13)

Muhammad Daud Alam | 9 years ago | Reply

Finally the "WALL" called it a day before the ICB would break the wall of his self-esteem and replace him with some junior player. He was one of the paragons of modern cricket world and team India will take many years to fill his gap. Little Master needs to follow in the footsteps of his partner and say good-bye to his intransigence of not leaving the batting-pitch.

Manish | 9 years ago | Reply

You will be missed .... Thank you for making my growing age delightful Rahul.

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