Rahul Dravid quits international cricket 'sad but proud'

Rahul Dravid's glorious international career has come to an end, as the veteran batsman announced his retirement today.

updated: March 09, 2012 18:41 IST
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New Delhi: After 16 years he looks forward to "simple pleasures". Like taking sons, Samit and Anway to school. But that means that when India is on a cricket ground next, there shall be no Wall. Rahul Dravid, India's second most prolific run-getter, has hung up his boots. (Also see: Rahul Dravid and his 5 best Test knocks | Rahul Dravid honoured on Twitter)

The 39-year-old Dravid is universally acknowledged as one of the game's greatest batsmen. Also as a gentleman cricketer in an era when there are few to be found. Today, dressed in dark suit and tie, Dravid was his famous dapper self as he announced his decision to retire from Test cricket at a press conference in Bangalore, which was also attended by BCCI President N Srinivasan and Karnataka Cricket Association chief Anil Kumble, another cricketer who quit while ahead in the game. (Also see: Rahul Dravid: The player and the man | Rahul Dravid: The Rock Solid Career)

Rahul had already retired from one-day and Twenty20 cricket.

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