||Today will be forever known as the day the Wall came down. Rahul Dravid has retired from international and domestic First Class cricket.
In a press conference attended by BCCI President N Srinivasan and former India captain Anil Kumble, the man known as "The Wall" announced he would be stepping down from the international game, at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore midday on Friday,
"What I'm going to miss the most is being part of a unit," said the former India captain. "But I feel it's time for me to move on."
Also at the press conference were his wife Vijeta, and sons Samit and Anvay
The 39-year-old has scored 13,288 runs in 164 Tests since making his debut in 1996, second only to compatriot Sachin Tendulkar, and has made 36 centuries.
Dravid retired from one-day cricket last September, having scored 10,889 runs in 344 internationals.
Dravid enjoyed a successful 2011 with five Test centuries, but averaged a modest 24 in Australia, passing fifty only once in eight innings.
Rahul Dravid's Test career statistics
164 games, 13,288 runs, average 52.31, catches 210