Rahul Dravid likely to announce retirement on Friday

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Adelaide: Rahul Dravid’s glittering international career may come to an end as the veteran batsman likely to announce his retirement on Friday in Bangalore.

Dravid has called a press conference on Friday in Bangalore that will also be attended by BCCI president N Srinivasan. It was learnt that Dravid would pull curtains down on his illustrious career during the press conference.

Dravid, like most other Indian batsmen, had a poor run in the four-Test series to give Australia a clean sweep. He made 194 runs at an average of 24.25 in this series.

Dravid had already announced his retirement from one-day cricket and Twenty20.

The elegant right hander, nicknamed `The Wall` for his dour defence, is the second highest run getter in Test history with 13,288 runs, behind only Sachin Tendulkar who has 15,470 runs. He has 36 Test centuries with a highest score of 270 and an average of 52.31.

Dravid has also taken more catches (210) than anyone else in Test history during his 164 Test matches since he made his debut against England at Lord`s in 1996. He captained India from December 2005 to August 2007.

There is a question mark over another Indian veteran V V S Laxman who too had a miserable run against Australia in the current series. There was no word yet about his future plans.

(With agency inputs)