Rahul Dravid will be missed: Chris Gayle

Rahul Dravid (R) became the first of the three aging greats of Indian cricket, besides Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, to retire in the aftermath of India’s disastrous Test tour of Australia

By CricketCountry Staff

Bengaluru: Mar 9, 2012

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle paid tribute to Rahul Dravid, after the ‘Wall announced his retirement on Friday.

Gayle, who currently plays for Indian Premier League team Royal Challengers Bangalore, tweeted: “Congrats on a Fantastic, Superb International Career! The Great Legend Rahul Dravid !!The wall will be miss!!”

The 39-year-old became the first of the three ageing greats of Indian cricket, besides Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, to retire in the aftermath of India’s disastrous Test tour of Australia.

“I would like to announce my retirement from international and domestic first-class cricket. It is 16 years since I played my first Test match for India and today I feel it is an time to move on. Once I was like every other boy in India, with a dream of playing for my country. Yet I could never have imagined a journey so long and so fulfilling,” Dravid said.

“No dream is ever chased alone. As I look back, I have many people to thank for teaching me and belieiving in me.”

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