Dravid confirms retirement

March 9, 2012
Dravid
by Vikas

Rahul Dravid has today announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect in a news conference in Bangalore.

Dravid has stated that he still intends to play in this season’s IPL with the Rajasthan Royals.

Speaking of his decision to step away from international cricket, Dravid said: “”It’s time to move on, once I was like every other boy in India with a dream to play for my country. I have had a wonderful time. Now it’s time for a new generation of young players to take it forward and make history.”

He added: “It was about playing with dignity, upholding the spirit of the game. I have tried my best. I leave with sadness but also with pride.”

Along with Dravid’s many runs, he will also be remembered a one of the true gentlemen of the game.

Rahul Dravid’s career statistics:
Tests: 164 games, 13,288 runs, average 52.31, catches 210
ODIs: 344 games, 10,889 runs, average 39.16, catches 196, stumpings 14

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2 Comments to “Dravid confirms retirement”

  1. Julie
    March 9th, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

    We will miss you Rahul!!!

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  2. Simon
    March 9th, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    This guy scored tough runs- he will go down in history as one of the best!

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