Reaction to Rahul Dravid’s test retirement
Reaction to Indian batting great Rahul Dravid’s retirement from
test and domestic first-class cricket:
”There was and is only one Rahul Dravid. There can be no other.
I will miss Rahul in the dressing room and out in the middle. Our
many century partnerships are testimony to the hours we spent
together in the middle.” – batting great Sachin Tendulkar.
”It’s really tough to become another Rahul Dravid. It will not
happen overnight. It has taken him long to get here.” – former
India captain Sourav Ganguly.
”It was a pleasure and privilege to have played with you and
your presence in the dressing room always added to our confidence.
Will miss you lots.” – hard-hitting batsman Virender Sehwag, on
”I think it is the beginning of the end of the era.” – former
India captain and coach Ajit Wadekar.
”Congrats on a fantastic, superb international career! The
great legend Rahul Dravid!! The wall will be missed.” – West
Indian batsman Chris Gayle, on Twitter.
”Knew the man behind the bat. Not often do you find a person as
exceptional as his achievements.” Former India batsman and
commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, on Twitter.
”It’s going to be a bit void in Indian cricket now. I think you
really won’t find anybody playing with the same tactical virtuosity
that you saw with Rahul Dravid.” – former India captain Sunil
”He has been a great ambassador for the game and for India. It
is a sad day for me because I’ve seen him grow as a player.” –
Indian cricket board president Narainswamy Srinivasan.
”Rahul Dravid retires.. The worlds most respected cricketer
over the last 20 yrs.. LEGEND.” – Former England captain Michael
Vaughan, on Twitter.
”Congrats to Rahul Dravid on an amazing career! You will be
missed. Fantastic person and Cricketer!” – South Africa batsman AB
de Villiers, on Twitter.
”I consider it a privilege to have played alongside him through
most of my career. His contribution as a team player and mentor
can’t be quantified, and that will certainly be missed going
forward.” – former India captain and leg-spinner Anil Kumble.