Ryder, who has endured a tumultuous year that included a drugs ban and a near-fatal beating, aims to return to the New Zealand side for upcoming home series against the West Indies and India.
Team owners say this is their way to pay tribute to Sachin Tendulkar, who has announced his retirement from Test cricket.
The former India skipper says there is too much speculation about Sachin's retirement, which is putting pressure on him and hopes the Master Blaster should leave the game only after playing a match-wining knock.
Sunil Gavaskar says he won't dare pick the better player and that instead of comparing the two legends, one must see how they have combined to dominate cricket.
He won't be seen on the cricket field as a cricketer any more but Dravid, who now plans to take a holiday, says that keeping the sport clean will need constant monitoring.
Harbhajan Singh's 17th over against Rajasthan Royals was crucial in helping Mumbai Indians claim the Champions League T20 title for the second time.
Despite challenges on and off the field, Rahul Dravid tells NDTV that being part of the franchise for three years was spectacular and that he will always fondly remember playing his final competitive cricket for the franchise.
Fittingly for the occasion, Mumbai Indians won the Champions League T2O beating Rajasthan Royal here Sunday night. It was the last competitive match for another India great Rahul Dravid.
Rajasthan went from 117 for 1 to 169 all out in the space of seven overs, and the man to make the big difference was Harbhajan Singh, who got the wickets of Shane Watson, Rahane, Stuart Binny and Kevon Cooper.
Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals to be crowned the 2013 CLT20 champions, but the result was dwarfed by the outpouring of sentiment towards Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.
A freak injury just before the Nagpur Test in 2010 had delayed Rohit Sharma's Test debut but with the West Indies tour round the corner, he would be hoping to finally get to play the traditional format.
Apart from the domestic circuit, franchise-based cricket is the only format that pits them against each other and after Sunday (October 6), even that won't happen again. Tendulkar has already confirmed that he won't play the Indian Premier League next year and Dravid, while he hasn't said so in as many words, has often hinted that this is it.
Chief coach Paddy Upton said that the franchise would like to involve Dravid in the team's affairs, and that Shane Watson was his pick to replace Dravid as captain.
India offspinner Harbhajan Singh turned out to be the hero for the Mumbai Indians in the final of the Champions League 2013 by picking up four wickets against the Rajasthan Royals in a winning cause on Sunday.
Rajasthan Royals skipper Rahul Dravid says that Mumbai Indians off-spinner Harbhajan Singh's three-wicket burst in the 17th over turned the Champions League Twenty20 final on its head and his side lost the plot after that.
Rajasthan Royals players offered the ceremonial salute to their skipper Dravid as they entered the field after electing to field while Sachin Tendulkar was given the guard of honour after being bowled by Shane Watson for 15.
Tendulkar's final T20 act and Dravid's last hurrah in competitive cricket were the talking points at the Feroz Shah Kotla as the two legends got together though in the colours of Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals.
The packed house at Feroz Shah Kotla on Sunday (October 6) evening was treated to some serious hitting. In the end, however, the all-star Mumbai batting line-up had more firepower than their Rajasthan counterparts and sealed a 33-run win.