|Rahul Dravid quits International cricket after 16 years|
Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid, who is also called as the 'Indian Wall' announced his retirement from international cricket after serving India for 16 years. The batting great had lead the side in ODIs and has been the backbone of the team for years.
Among the aging batsmen like Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid is the first one to get announce his retirement after the 4-0 whitewash in tests in the Australian tour. Here are a few golden words from a batting legend during the press meet in which he officially declared his retirement.
"I would like to announce my retirement from international and domestic first-class cricket. It is 16 years since I played my first Test match for India and today I feel it is an time to move on. Once I was like every other boy in India, with a dream of playing for my country. Yet I could never have imagined a journey so long and so fulfilling," said the legend.
"No dream is ever chased alone. As I look back, I have many people to thank for teaching me and belieiving in me. My junior coaches in Bangalore and at various junior national camps inculcated in me a powerful love of the game which has always stayed with me," he added.
Rahul Dravid on his fans :
"Finally I would like to thank the Indian cricket fan, both here and across the world. The game is lucky to have you and I have been lucky to play before you. To represent India, and thus to represent you, has been a privilege and one which I have always taken seriously," he said.