Following India's disastrous Australia tour, Dravid decided to end his 16-year-old illustrious international career.
It was an emotional press conference by the Bangalorean in his home town on March 9. Dravid was flanked by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N. Srinivasan and his former skipper and teammate Anil Kumble.
India's woes, however, continued.
In ODIs, India failed to qualify for the finals of the tri-nation Commonwealth Bank Series in Australia and the Asia Cup.
The Asia Cup, however, will be remembered for Tendulkar, who finally got his much awaited 100th century - 114 - against Bangladesh. But for the master blaster it was not a century to celebrate as India lost the match by five wickets.