Dravid ready to quit ODIs
Veteran India right-hander Rahul Dravid has announced he will retire from one-day internationals after the NatWest Series against England.
Dravid has not played for India in the one-day format for almost two years and was a surprise selection for the five-match ODI series and one NatWest International T20 when the squad was named earlier today.
The 38-year-old admitted he had not expected to be included in the team and, after the completion of today’s tour game against Northamptonshire, revealed his retirement.
"I am honoured and privileged to be selected in the Indian one-day team," said Dravid, who has scored 10,765 runs in 339 ODIs.
"Since I had not been picked for one-day cricket for the last two years, I was obviously a little surprised and, to be honest, because I had not been picked, I had not informed the selectors or the board of my desire to solely focus on Test cricket.
"At the end of this one-day series, I would like to announce my retirement from one-day and Twenty20 cricket and concentrate only on Test cricket.
“I am committed, as always, to give my best to India in this one-day series and obviously the Test series that follows."