Friday, March 9, 2012

Tributes pour in

There was and is only one Rahul Dravid. There can be no other. I will miss Rahul in the dressing room and out in the middle.
- Sachin Tendulkar

Dravid is obviously one of India's greatest batsmen - great in all conditions - and one who scored runs runs everywhere. From a personal perspective, Rahul is one of the best men I've ever worked with... he's not only a great cricketer, but a great man.
- John Wright

He's probably the nicest guy - no, he is the nicest guy - that I've met in cricket. He's a phenomenal man. He loves the game with so much passion, it's in his blood and in his heart.
- Shane Watson

He was the guy youngsters in the dressing room looked up to. Sachin would always be the guy who inspired awe. But a lot of players knew Sachin was something special, while they could all be Rahul Dravid. Rahul was one of them, working hard - there really is going to be a big void in Indian cricket now.
- Sunil Gavaskar

He was a totally selfless cricketer. He has been very helpful and never said no to anyone and always gave his best.
- Bapu Nadkarni

It's a bold decision. He probably doesn't feel he has no cricket left. He is making way for the youngsters, which is amazing. It's sort of an example for many others.
- Anshuman Gaekwad

There cannot be another Rahul Dravid. He is a legend. As a youngster, I learnt a lot from him. Bowling to him, talking to him, sharing the dressing room...anything cannot be better than that. I personally feel there cannot be another Rahul Dravid.
- Pragyan Ojha

Jam, it was a pleasure & privilege to have played with u and ur presence in the dressing room always added to our confidence. Will miss u lots.
- Virender Sehwag

Congrats to Rahul Dravid on an amazing career! You will be missed. Fantastic person and Cricketer! India's #wall
- Yuvraj Singh

Rahul Dravid retires... cricket loses one of its finest batsmen; sport, one of its finest gentlemen.
- Jeffrey Archer

"Rahul Dravid retires.. the world's most respected cricketer over the last 20 (years).
- Michael Vaughan

"Rahul Dravid-LEGEND!! Plain & simple.. congrats on an incredible career!! India will miss The Wall."
- Kevin Pietersen

Champion on and off the field, showed us all that sky is the limit with hard work, patience and discipline.
- Mahesh Bhupathi

Rahul Dravid is one of the all-time greats of the game. One of the top 5 batters I played against. Lara, Sachin, Ponting Kallis are the other 4.
- Alec Stewart

They say sport serves society by providing vivid examples of excellence. To me the most vivid & dependable has to be Rahul Dravid.
- Shah Rukh Khan

Knew the man behind the bat. Not often do you find a person as exceptional as his achievements.
- Sanjay Manjrekar

Some succeed because they are destined to, but Rahul Dravid succeeded because he was DETERMINED to.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu

Farewell Rahul Dravid - greatest No3 since Bradman. #TheWall
- Piers Morgan

Cricket once was a Gentlemen's game & Rahul Dravid Personified tat. Thanks Rahul for enriching our lives. You'll Never retire in our hearts.:)
- Anupam Kher

Congrats to Rahul Dravid on an amazing career! You will be missed. Fantastic person and Cricketer! India's #wall
- AB de Villiers

Congrats on a Fantastic, Superb International Career! The Great Legend Rahul Dravid !!The wall will be miss!!
- Chris Gayle

Rahul Dravid retires, proof that decent and well-rounded men can excel at the highest levels of sport
- Derek Pringle

Thank you Rahul Dravid, the talent of ur's will be missed which produced outstanding results, and to keep repeating it took character.
- Rohan Bopanna

Congrats to Rahul Dravid on a fantastic career. He can be very proud about what he achieved and the way he went about his business.
- Shaun Pollock

Extremely emotional to see my hero bid goodbye to cricket. Thank You for the memories. Words fail me. You're a legend. #respect.
- Aakash Chopra


  1. My tribute:

  2. Salute to India's finest classy batsman of all time...We will miss you Rahul. All the best for your future.

    Tribute to Rahul Dravid - The Invictus

  3. For a fan like myself, feeling depressed and despondent at the prospect of never seeing Rahul in cricketing whites again, this blog is like balm to my soul.

  4. Best blog by a Dravid fan to all the Dravid fans.

    A request to like and share following fan page
    Sir Rahul Dravid

  5. LEGEND to the game.
    Greatest No.3 batsmen ever
    Gentle Man
    Determined Player
    Great Person

  6. Respected Sir , I am not sure whether a 15 year old like me has the age or experience to wish u sir. Till yesterday I thought I was ur greatest fan with love and pride but all these legends words have shattered my pride and my cocky ability and all that remains is tears in my eyes. You are India's GREAT WALL built with patience , humility , determination and selflessness as cement , brick , paint and as mason . Not only Indians but all the cricket lovers would not be able to see a slim , dynamic and simple man wearing Indian jersey and playing the game with love on the game hereafter . Now we have to keep Dravids words " Patience has its reward " . We have to wait 10 months after every May to see the wall in blues and play in IPL . A person need not have to be an expert in cricket to love this legend..........

  7. Till now i want something to happen that will bring Rahul Dravid back in the middle