Rahul Dravid will announce his retirement from international cricket today, ending a career that Supported India's rise to the top of the sport.
Dravid, 39, has called a press conference in Bangalore that will also be attended by N Srinivasan, the BCCI president.
Dravid is set to be the first of India's senior-most cricketers - including Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman - to quit the game after a season of speculation surrounding their future.
His decision follows a poor tour of Australia but he enjoyed a prolific run through 2011, scoring five centuries - including four in the Caribbean and England.
However, he is set to captain Rajasthan Royals in the upcoming IPL season.
The first public tribute came from Tendulkar, who said no tribute was enough for the "one and only" Dravid.
Dravid, who made his debut at Lord's in 1996, scoring 95, will end his career as one of the greatest players of his generation and among the most accomplished ever.