Indian batting maestro Rahul Dravid is expected to announce his retirement from international cricket on Friday. The BCCI has announced that the cricketer and the board president N. Srinivisan will address a press conference in Bangalore.
Dravid, 39, popularly known as 'The Wall', has decided to hang his boots though he was the highest run scorer in Test cricket for 2011. However, 2012 was a bad year for him, scoring just 194 runs from eight innings in the recent Australian tour. He has already retired from one-day internationals and T20.
Sachin Tendulkar expressed his sadness following Dravid's decision to call it quits. He said that he would miss him in the dressing room and on the field, adding that he shared his best moments with him.
Dravid leaves behind a wonderful track record from his 16-year international career. He scored 13,288 runs at an average of 52.31, 36 centuries and 63 fifties from 164 Tests. He scored 10,889 runs (seventh highest of all time) from 344 one-day internationals at an average of 39.16 and has 12 hundreds and 83 fifties in his kitty. He also captained India in 25 Tests, winning eight, losing six and drawing 11.