Rahul Dravid is likely to announce his retirement from international cricket in Bangalore tomorrow.
The star Indian batsman who has been nicknamed the Wall for his solid defence is the second highest scorer in International tests after Sachin Tendulkar. According to a media release, Mr. N. Srinivasan, President, BCCI, and Dravid will address the media at 12:30 pm on Friday.
Rumour has it that Dravid is likely to pull the plug on a glittering career that has seen him become one of the legends of the game. The numbers he put up over the course of his Test career are stunning — 164 Tests, 13288 runs, a high score of 270, an average of 52.31 with 36 hundred and and 63 fifties.
But despite having a superb series in England earlier this year, his dismissals — mostly bowled — in Australia showed that the chinks were no becoming apparent. In four Tests Down Under, he managed just 194 runs at at an average of 24.25.
If he does decide to go, it will be a sad day for cricket… it will lose one of it’s gentlemen cricketers. And for India, it will mean that the famed middle-order will now be without one of it’s best players. Just VVS Laxman and Tendulkar will remain.
Dravid also captained India in 25 Tests, of which India won eight and lost six. He guided India to their first Test victory in South Africa. Dravid has already declared his retirement from ODIs and T20s.
This won’t be the first time such rumours have surfaced. In the recent past too, there was such news but nothing came of it.