Bangalore: Former India cricketer Javagal Srinath acknowledged Rahul Dravid's dignity and expects his stature to increase post retirement.
"No, it was not a surprise and it was a well planned one.
He has done it at the right time and I completely endorse his decision," Srinath said on Dravid's retirement from international cricket on Friday.
Javagal Srinath acknowledged Rahul Dravid's dignity and expects his stature to increase post retirement.
"I don't see Dravid's value diminishing in any way since he has retired. I see his stature increasing," he said.
"Quitting the game is not an easy decision. Although it is sad, one needs to celebrate his achievements. What I appreciate about Rahul, is his dignity. The way he connects with the game."
"For me, he (Dravid) is the ideal person to look up to when you are facing a tough situation. He is one person who can navigate through tough situations," Srinath, who had played alongside Dravid for long, said.