Sachin Tendulkar told NDTV that he will miss not having Rahul Dravid in the dressing room and that there can only be one batsman of the stature of the 39-year-old's ability. Dravid announced his retirement on Friday.
Younger to Dravid by four months, Tendulkar said that he had shared his best moments with him. " (I) Have shared my best moments with Rahul Dravid. No tribute can be enough for him," said Tendulkar.
Although Dravid made his Test debut five years after Tendulkar, the Karnataka batsman trails him by just a little over two thousand runs in the longest format of the game. Recognising that Dravid has played key roles in scripting India's victory on numerous occasions, Tendulkar said that his absence will be missed in the dressing room as well as on the field. "For me there's only one Dravid. I will miss him in the dressing room & on the field."
Apart from batting together, both Dravid and Tendulkar have led India's slip cordon for years. Both players have even captained the national side on separate occasions.