Bangalore: BCCI President N Srinivasan described Rahul Dravid, who on Friday announced retirement from all forms of international cricket, as "irreplaceable" and a role model for the youngsters to emulate.
"I have mixed feelings. We have been privilege to see one of the finest cricketers India has produced ... not only has he been a great player, he has been a great role model ... the kind of person who cannot be matched," said Srinivasan at the press conference where Dravid announced his retirement.
"He is actually irreplaceable ... none of us want to see such players go away, we like to think they are permanent ... it is not easy to step away when you're still playing well. It is a sad day...for me personally. I have watched him grow from playing cricket in Chennai," he added.