India batsman Rahul Dravid says it feels good to get his name on the Lord’s honours board 15 years after missing out on his Test debut.
Making debut in 1996, Dravid played really well at Lord’s but fell five runs short of Hundred.
Dravid, 38, has now become the second leading run scorers in Test cricket.
Dravid, who scored 103 not out to ensure India avoided the follow on, said.
“Not getting to three figures here 15 years ago did stay with me a little bit although it would not have been the end of the world if I had missed out on a hundred today,” he said.
“That happens, there are lots of grounds I haven’t got a hundred at but it is nice to have done it – it feels good to have my name on the honours board, which is the one most talked about by players around the world.
“It was in the back of my mind that I had one more go at it.”
Dravid insists he enjoys being out of the spotlight.
“The talk is always about Sachin and rightly so,” he said. “He is a true legend of the game. To be on 99 hundreds; it was set up for him.
“It suits me, I suppose. I can slip by quietly, do my job and get on with business.”
Dravid has backed Sachin to get his 100th hundred in the second innings.
He still has another innings and I think it will be an important one,” he added.
“He was batting well today so i think there is big knock coming up from him in the second innings.”