New Delhi: India's wall for 16 years has decided to call it quits before it crumbled and the critics got ready to pick up the debris in a brutal way.
After bidding adieu to the one-dayers in September, one thought Rahul Dravid would play Test cricket for at least for another year or two, and this belief was backed by the form he enjoyed the last year. From January 2011 to January 2012, Dravid played 15 Tests and scored over 1200 runs with the help of five centuries and four half-centuries.
He had a disappointing series in Down Under as the Australian pacers revealed the cracks in his solid defence. We all know that it is time youngsters are introduced in the Test side. India skipper MS Dhoni had hinted that the seniors will be phased out and not axed immediately. But it was hard to think that it would be Dravid who would retire first.