Even in 90s and early 2000s, when Dravid was enjoying the purple patch of his career, you would never find him trying to take the limelight. He did his task and slipped into the calm amid applause and repeated chants of 'Dravid, Dravid'.

No wonder then that his retirement from One-Day Internationals came without much ado and he bid goodbye to the coloured jersey with the same poise he played in it.

Dravid played his last match against England in the year 2011. He was called in to fill in the void created by the absence of Sachin Tendulkar and other big names like Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh.

It was his first ODI after the year 2009, post which he had started focusing on Tests. But when he was asked to serve the national team, he did not give any second thought.

After having lost the four-match Test series 4-0 and continuing dismal performances in ODIs as well, India wanted to win the last encounter and return home with some pride. Fate had other plans and India lost its last match as well.

However, the match will always be remembered for Dravid's tough fight and splendid 69 off 79 balls. He tried his best but was not able to save the match from the clutches of English players, who pocketed the series with the last win.

Here's the nostalgic video to take you down the memory lane:



JPN by: Ira Shukla

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