New Delhi: India’s batting stalwart Rahul Dravid is probable to announce his retirement from Test cricket tomorrow, s the curtains down an eminent career which made him the second highest run-getter in the longer format thus far.
While there hasn’t been any official confirmation of the news but the BCCI today sent a media release about Dravid holding a combined press conference with president N Srinivasan at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
“Mr. N. Srinivasan, President, BCCI, and Mr. Rahul Dravid will address the media at 12:30 pm on Friday, 9 March 2012, at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru,” the sources said.
One of India’s best ever Test players, Dravid had scored a huge 13,288 runs in 164 Tests at an average of over 52 which made him 2nd highest scorer after Sachin Tendulkar. He has strike 36 centuries and 63 half centuries with 270 against Pakistan being his highest score.
He also has a very striking ODI record where he had scored 10,889 runs at an average of shade not more than 40. He has 12 centuries and 83 half centuries in the shorter format.
Dravid also captained in 25 Tests, of which India wins eight and lost six. He leads India to their first Test win in South Africa.