Dravid set to announce retirement

March 8, 2012
by Vikas

Rahul Dravid has called a press conference for Friday in Bangalore, where it is thought he is likely to announce his retirement from international cricket.

Dravid had a very successful 2011, by scoring four Test hundreds, but in India’s recent series in Australia Dravid struggled for runs. India lost the series 4-0 and there have been calls from various parts of the media for the retirement of some senior players, in what must be a re-building time for Indian cricket.

If Dravid does retire on Friday, it will bring the curtain down on an illustrious career that started in 1996 when he scored 95 on his Test debut at Lord’s. Since then Dravid has gone on to score 13,288 Test runs, behind only Sachin Tendulkar. The right-hander has 36 centuries to his name, with an average of 52.31 in Tests.

Dravid will be remembered for his ability to score tough runs for India, and rarely threw his wicket away. A classical player, Dravid’s technique stood up to all types of bowling, in all conditions.

Dravid also captained India in 25 Test matches.

Dravid is still expected to captain the Rajasthan Royals in the upcoming IPL season.

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One Comment to “Dravid set to announce retirement”

  1. Diego Gomez
    March 8th, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    He will be a great miss to the Indian side. True hero that won’t be forgotten!

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