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

Twitter.

”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

Gavaskar.

”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.