New Delhi: Prolific Indian batsman Rahul Dravid has revealed that he quit as Indian skipper because he was no longer enjoying the captaincy, a report said on Monday.
The 34-year-old batsman took the cricketing world by surprise when he announced Friday that he was stepping down from the post.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) issued a statement which said Dravid had taken the step because he wanted to concentrate on his batting.
Dravid chose to remain mum but finally broke his silence on Monday.
"I had done the job for two years and they have been a pretty eventful couple of years. Obviously it takes a lot out of you and I felt that I was not enjoying it," Dravid was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India.
"The decision was personal and based on my observation of whether I would be able to give it my very best, like I have always tried to.
"Finally, you have to be comfortable yourself that you will be giving it your best and not going through the motions, which will not be fair to the team."
The 34-year-old batsman, however, refused to comment on who should step into the skipper's shoes.
Veteran Sachin Tendulkar and the younger Mahendra Singh Dhoni have emerged as frontrunners for the job. The selectors will choose a new man at a meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday.
"I obviously will not like to comment on it and it is a decision best left to the selectors," said Dravid.