|Rahul Dravid waves his bat one last time in an ODI match & receives a standing ovation|
As he got out, clean bowled at 69, each & every player of England team came to bid him adieu & the crowd rose to a ground-shattering applaud, for today a legend retires, a batsman like whom none have been & none shall be.
We all know how great a player Rahul Dravid is, probably the most respected Indian Cricket Player of this era alongwith Sachin Tendulkar
Here's what Cricinfo has to say about Rahul Dravid
"Rahul Dravid is probably one of the last classical Test match batsmen. His progress into the national side may have been steady and methodical rather than meteoric, but once there, Dravid established himself at the vanguard of a new, defiant generation that were no longer easybeats away from home. Armed with an orthodox technique drilled into him by Keki Tarapore, he became the cement that held the foundations firm while the flair players expressed themselves. Yet, for a man quickly stereotyped as one-paced and one-dimensional, he too could stroke the ball around when the mood struck him"He requires no stats to prove himself, yet on this day, look at the magnificent figures this legend made in his 15 years of play (courtesy : Cricinfo)
Batting and fielding averages
Every cricket fan in India & all over the world knows that an era has come to an end today. Our wishes are with Rahul for whatever endeavours in his future.
Wish you Good Luck Rahul!
UPDATE : Check out this photo that tells you everything you need to know about Rahul Dravid
|Rahul Dravid, the Wall stands Tall|