DateLine: 14th September 2007
Mumbai: Rahul Dravid has resigned as captain of Team India with immediate effect.
The Karnataka middle-order bat met BCCI chief Sharad Pawar and expressed his desire to quit captaincy saying "he wants to concentrate on his game."
The decision has come as a surprise especially before Australia's tour of India later this month.
Referred to as "The Wall", Dravid took over the captaincy from Sourav Ganguly two years ago, following India's tour of Zimbabwe.
He took over as skipper in October 2005 and recently led the team to a 1-0 Test series victory in England.
In all, the 34-year-old led India in 25 Tests at a healthy average of 44.51. As a captain he has won eight Tests, lost six, and drew 11. He has also led India in 79 one-day internationals.