Melbourne: 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. (Also Read: Yuvraj pays tribute to Dravid | Father traces his son's road to glory)
Sydney Morning Herald heaped praise on Dravid, saying that his retirement on Friday from international cricket was a great loss at a critical period of the game. (Also Read: Dravid Junior shows glimpses of his father)
The newspaper said that in addition to his impressive performance in Australia in the four visits Down Under, Dravid would long be endured for his honest views in his Sir Donald Bradman Oration which he delivered during the disastrous Test series tour.