A video of Rahul Dravid’s felicitation by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) honouring the Indian legend’s achievements and celebrating a phenomenal career.

 

Fighting back tears at a star-studded felicitation function, an emotional Rahul Dravid on Tuesday said that he had lived the dream of playing for his country for 16 years and was confident the future lot of players would take Indian cricket to greater heights.

 

Dravid said that he had made a pact with himself not to cry though he was “tested to the limits”, in a function attended by a galaxy of former and current India cricketers, BCCI officials and other dignitaries.

 

“I had made a pact with myself I would not cry, but it's been tested to its limits,” said the batting great, who announced his retirement from international cricket on March 9.

 

Watched by his long-time India mates Anil Kumble, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, current captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and other team members, Dravid said he was fortunate to have donned the country's colours after having seen greats like Sunil Gavaskar, Gundappa Viswanath and Kapil Dev in action.