India news March 9, 2012

Rahul Dravid's retirement announcement

ESPNcricinfo staff
Rahul Dravid is set to retire from international cricket on Friday

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  • Charindra on March 9, 2012, 13:18 GMT

    I am Sri Lankan, and the rivalry between SL and India needs no elaboration. However, Rahul Dravid was one player I always rooted for as one of my own, because of his simplicity, work ethic and selflessness. And he played the game in the right spirit, and now is probably being made a scapegoat for India's abysmal performances in Australia. Everybody seems to have conveniently forgotten his contributions in England though. Oh well, Sachin isn't going to retire, so I guess somebody had to.

  • Cricket on March 9, 2012, 10:02 GMT

    He is a phenomenal player and his contributions to the team are immense. We surely would miss him. Indian team will never be the same without Rahul Dravid. He is a perfect team man, remembers the instances when he was asked to keep the wickets for the team balance and on occasions was asked to open the innings. I do not think anybody in the new generation of cricketers i feel they have the quality and mental toughness as RD. I salute to the great cricketer and wonderful human being. I still remember his speech during Bradman oration, he is true ambassador.

  • Akheel on March 9, 2012, 9:01 GMT

    immense R.E.S.P.E.C.T to you , Sir.

  • Mohd on March 9, 2012, 9:01 GMT

    Rafel Nadal of simple so straight....God Bless Your future.

  • PRABAKARAN on March 9, 2012, 9:00 GMT

    After Vishy I like Rahul very much though it is a sad news to us but it is inevitable. He may extend his career atleast for one more year but he feels otherwise. He is a fantastic crickete. After Vishy's exit from Test Cricket Rahul took charge for India from Karnataka. Both of them are very good in Cricket as well as off the field. Both of them are gentleman cricketers

  • Pranab on March 9, 2012, 8:52 GMT

    So what, the world didn't stop! For me it nearly did when Rahul Dravid announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. They won't make another one like him. His drives were as crisp and composed as his demeanor on and off the field. For some he might be a very slow scorer. But for me his batting always remains the most serene things to watch. So assured, so calm, so intense and at the end of the day got the job done... most of the times.


  • fahim on March 9, 2012, 8:39 GMT

    great to see a legend goin out on his own terms :)

  • Ali on March 9, 2012, 8:32 GMT

    He should at least have stayed to play series against England at home - my personal wish. but may be he thinks that is a good time for some youngster to start his test career for India.

  • srinivas on March 9, 2012, 8:32 GMT

    None Can Replace THE WALL,Very sad&Thanks for entertaining for yrs!!!

  • Ali on March 9, 2012, 8:31 GMT

    Hats off to you Dravid but as a Rajasthani I am very pleased you are RR Captain and we will keep cheering for you. But a bis loss for Indian Test Cricket and huge place to fill in.

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