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He didn’t discuss his decision with us: Dravid’s father

1.49K   //    09 Mar 2012, 17:25 IST


Sharad Dravid was a happy man on Thursday, the 9th of March 2012, for his son Rahul announced his retirement from international cricket after achieving almost every echelon that the game has to offer. Apart from reaching personal milestones, Dravid has managed to win the honour of being one of the most respected cricketers in the world.

Most rightfully then, his father Sharad thinks his son’s decision to retire couldn’t have come at a better time. “I think it was the right decision to make. He told us about it only two days ago and he did not exactly discuss what he was thinking with us,” said an aging Sharad Dravid to

A file photo of Rahul Dravid with his father Sharad in his childhood days

Watching his son give a retirement speech amidst cricketing legends Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, BCCI President Srinivasan and media personel did get him emotional. Sharad played cricket himself for his company Kissan back in the 70s when Rahul was a young boy. It was his interest in the game that had Rahul development a sense of passion in the sport. Amongst Rahul Dravid very many special knocks, Sharad feels that his century in the Lords Stadium is his most memorable.

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