Dravid's retirement: The quotes

Rahul Dravid

Reactions to Indian batting great Rahul Dravid's retirement from test and domestic first-class cricket:

"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. Our many century partnerships are testimony to the hours we spent together in the middle.''

Batting great Sachin Tendulkar.

"It's really tough to become another Rahul Dravid. It will not happen overnight. It has taken him long to get here.''

former India captain Sourav Ganguly.

"It was a pleasure and privilege to have played with you and your presence in the dressing room always added to our confidence. Will miss you lots.''

Hard-hitting batsman Virender Sehwag, on Twitter.

"I think it is the beginning of the end of the era.''

Former India captain and coach Ajit Wadekar.

"Congrats on a fantastic, superb international career! The great legend Rahul Dravid!! The wall will be missed.''

West Indian batsman Chris Gayle, on Twitter.

"Knew the man behind the bat. Not often do you find a person as exceptional as his achievements.''

Former India batsman and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, on Twitter.

"It's going to be a bit void in Indian cricket now. I think you really won't find anybody playing with the same tactical virtuosity that you saw with Rahul Dravid.''

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar.

"He has been a great ambassador for the game and for India. It is a sad day for me because I've seen him grow as a player.''

Indian cricket board president Narainswamy Srinivasan.

"Rahul Dravid retires.. The worlds most respected cricketer over the last 20 yrs.. LEGEND.''

Former England captain Michael Vaughan, on Twitter.

"Congrats to Rahul Dravid on an amazing career! You will be missed. Fantastic person and Cricketer!''

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