An Australian newspaper paid tribute to just-retired Rahul Dravid, praising him as not only one the greatest batsmen of his generation but also a gentleman and thinker of the game.
The ‘Wall’ of Indian cricket, Rahul Dravid, has called time on his international cricket career on Friday.
Rahul Dravid watched his seven-year-old elder son Samit wield the bat at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on the day (Friday) he bid adieu to the game.
Former India cricketer Javagal Srinath acknowledged Rahul Dravid`s dignity and expects his stature to increase post retirement.
Rahul Dravid said as a professional cricketer for 20 years he lived in a "cocoon and surreal world" and stressed that family would come first when he takes a call in June on his future post the IPL.
Rahul Dravid on Friday made it clear that there was absolutely no misunderstanding among senior players in Team India and maintained that Indian cricket is in a "good place".
Rahul Dravid, who holds the world record for most number of catches in Test cricket, today revealed dropping them is far more "frustrating" and "hurting" than getting out.
Jharkhand captain Saurbh Tiwary on Friday said it will take a long time to fill the gap left following the retirement of Team India’s senior member Rahul Dravid.
Despite being the second highest run-getter in Tests, Dravid remained in the shadow of his contemporaries like Sachin Tendulkar, Brain Lara and Ricky Ponting throughout his entire career.
Rahul Dravid, who announced his retirement today, said that it was the right time for him to leave international cricket.
BCCI President N Srinivasan on Friday described Rahul Dravid, who announced retirement from all forms of cricket, as "irreplaceable" and a role model for the youngsters to emulate.
Former players hailed Rahul Dravid, who on Friday retired from international as well as domestic cricket, as among the very best produced by India and said his contribution to Indian cricket has been huge.
The following is the text of Rahul David`s statement, announcing his retirement from international cricket, here Friday at the Chinnaswamy Stadium:
Factbox on former India batsman Rahul Dravid who retired from all forms of international cricket on Friday.
A quick glance at the career of one of cricket’s gretaest batsmen.
Rahul Dravid’s glittering international career may come to an end as the veteran batsman likely to announce his retirement in Bangalore on Friday.
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