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Howzat for a career? Rahul Dravid to announce retirement tomorrow

13,288 Test runs later, the legendary Indian batsman looks set to hang up his pads tomorrow.

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INDIA BATSMAN RAHUL DRAVID is expected to draw the curtains on his international career on Friday.

The 39-year-old has called a press conference in Bangalore that will also be attended by BCCI President N Srinivasan.

While the speculation surrounding his retirement escalated after India’s dismal outing in England and Australia, Dravid opted to wait to make the big announcement after the current Commonwealth Bank Series.

Debuting at Lord’s in 1996, where he made 95, Dravid went on to become the second-highest Test run scorer with 13,288 runs to his credit from 164 matches.

Averaging 52.31, Dravid also captained the team in 25 Tests from December 2005 to August 2007.

Known as “The Wall” for his stoic defence and technique, Dravid was the only shining light for India with 461 runs, including three 100s, in the four Tests in England last year.

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But the same could not be said for his batting in Australia where he was uncharacteristically clean bowled in seven of eight innings.

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