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Dravid tributes pour in

Rahul Dravid: Has been praised for his achievements

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Tributes have being pouring in to Rahul Dravid after the legendary India batsman announced his retirement from all forms of the game.

The 39-year-old amassed more than 24,000 runs in 508 appearances for India across all formats.

However he has called time on a long distinguished career.

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar

"On and off the field, (he was) a terrific role model to youngsters with his work ethic, the way he carried himself and applied himself. He was the guy youngsters in the dressing room looked up to. Sachin (Tendulkar) 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."

Former England captain Michael Vaughan (via Twitter)

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

DRAVID CAREER STATS

TESTS: 164 games, 13,288 runs, avge 52.31, catches 210
ODIs: 344 games, 10,889 runs, avge 39.16, catches 196, stumpings 14

England batsman Kevin Pietersen (via Twitter)

"Rahul Dravid-LEGEND!! Plain & simple.. congrats on an incredible career!! India WILL miss #thewall.."

South Africa batsman AB de Villiers (via Twitter)

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

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle (via Twitter)

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

Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar: (via Twitter)

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

Former England captain Alec Stewart: (via Twitter)

"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 the other 4."

India batsman Virender Sehwag: (via Twitter)

"Jam it was a pleasure & privilege to have playd with u and ur presence in the dressing room alwys added to our confidence. Will miss u lots."

Former England batsman David Lloyd: (via Twitter)

"As expected, Rahul Dravid has retired. A man of great stature, dignity and sportsmanship."

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