Rahul Dravid retirement: Rahul should have retired after the England series feels Sourav Ganguly – Cricket News Update

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Sourav Ganguly, former Indian cricketer, was not surprised when he heard that has announced his retirement from International cricket. The Prince of Calcutta felt that the batsman may have taken a bit longer in taking this decision and should have hanged his boots after the tour of England.
Speaking with media personnel at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, Ganguly said, “I believe Rahul should have retired after the England series and not waited for the Australian tour. In any case this is a right decision and I saw it coming.”
Dravid, the 39-year-old, was in mind blowing form during’s tour of England – which the latter won 4-0. The batsman was seemingly unstoppable and played English bowlers with ease, where other Indian batters failed to cope with the seam and swing. The right-handed defensive batsman piled heaps of runs during that tour – 461 runs to be precise – and had an astonishing average of 76.83. The coveted tour ended with 3 hundreds in his name.
However, Dravid had a below par expedition down under. “The Wall” only averaged 24.25 from the four games that he played. Though he had starts, he failed to capitalize on them. The right-hander only once crossed the 50-run mark and his highest score during the tour was 68.
Ganguly sees Dravid’s retirement as a message to Indian selectors, who according to the former cricketer, should over pumping some young blood into the team.
India have lost eight away games on a trot and Ganguly feels that a major reshuffling in the Indian roster is required if they want to get back on track.
The Prince of Calcutta said, “With this decision Dravid has made a statement to the selectors that it is time for a change in Indian cricket, as we have lost eight consecutive overseas Test matches. 8-0 is never a good sign. When Dravid came that was a period when Indian cricket was going through a transition phase and he is also leaving at a time when Indian cricket needs a change.”



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