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Dravid quits Test cricket

March 9, 2012 - Bangalore

Former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid on Friday announced his retirement from Test cricket bringing an end to a glorious 16-year sports career.

"I would like to announce my retirement from international and domestic first-class cricket. It has been 16 years since I first played a test match for India and I feel it is time for me to move on," Dravid told a press conference here, which was also attended by (BCCI) President N. Srinivasan and former cricketer and Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) President Anil Kumble.

Dravid, 39, nicknamed 'The Wall', is the second highest run getter in Test history with 13,288 runs, behind only batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who has 15,470 runs.

The elegant right-hander scored 36 Test centuries with a highest of 270 and ended up with an average of 52.31.

He took 210 catches, a record in Test history in 164 Tests.

Dravid captained the side from December 2005 to August 2007.

Dravid retired from the limited overs format of the game last year after India's disastrous tour of England.


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