One of the brilliant performers of India, Rahul Dravid has taken a very big decision of his career on Friday, March 9, 2012. Rahul Dravid has taken retirement from his cricket career by delivering some of his memorable performances to India. Rahul Dravid said Good Bye to the international test cricket in the presence of the BCCI president, N Srinivasan and Dravid’s ex-team mate and captain Anil Kumble who is also the KSCA president.
Rahul Dravid said in the conference that the decision of retirement was not easy for him but it was time to move forward by leaving the chance for the upcoming generation to take over the opportunity. It was unfortunate that he left cricket after India lost the test series against England but he was happy with his outstanding performance in the series. The decision of retirement was not a sudden decision from him. The stylish Rahul Dravid is the second test cricket scorer after Sachin Tendulkar with 13,288 runs from 164 matches of his career. Rahul Dravid deserves the appreciation for his incredible performance in his long journey so many players congratulated him at his farewell.
Rahul Dravid has set the bright history of his performance in one-day as well as Test career. Dravid started his career by appearing for the first time against England at the Lord’s field in 1996. In all, he played 164 Test matches and set the world record of 210 catches in the international test series. He completed 63 half centuries and 36 centuries in his test career. His best performance was against Pakistan Cricket Team with score of 270 runs. We can see his performance as a captain of Rajasthan Royals in IPL 5. However, we will miss the Wall of Indian Cricket in future.