Rahul Dravid is one of the most technically correct batsmen in the history of the game. He is also one of the highest run getters in Test cricket and in his long illustrious career, Rahul Sharad Dravid aka ‘The Wall’ played many match-winning innings for India, also led India to memorable victories across all formats of the game.
These days, Rahul Dravid is in news for taking India’s U19 Cricket Team to World Cup glory with his coaching and priceless mentorship. In this post, we will have a look at 10 incidents that prove Mr. Rahul Sharad Dravid is ‘King of Simplicity’. Check these out:
Rahul Dravid was seen standing in a queue with his kids for entry in a science exhibition. Being former Indian captain and one of the most loved cricketer in history of Indian cricket, he could easily have gotten a VIP entry if he cared to ask, but instead, he chose to wait for his turn. LEGEND, on and off the field.
Recently, a university offered him an honorary degree, he turned down their offer because he felt that he should ‘earn it’.
Once a terminally-ill fan requested to meet Dravid but he couldn’t meet because to his busy schedule. But, he skyped him and apologized for not being able to make it in person. He then spoke to him for almost an hour.
Rahul Dravid have been spotted travelling in economy class like a commoner many times. When a crowd gathered around him for autographs, he politely told them to step aside and make way for other passengers because he didn’t want to disturb the routine activities of the aircraft and passengers. However, later, he gave autographs to his fans there.
A user of Quora – question-and-answer site described his meeting with Dravid. He wrote:
“Dravid shook my hand and said, ‘Hi, I am Rahul, nice to meet you’. I could not reply, the man whom entire India and the cricket world knows and adores, still introduced himself just like anyone else does.”
A day after the sad demise of his father, Rahul still met the fans at his house because they have travelled a long distance to meet him. He also took pictures with them.
Despite owning many luxury cars, Dravid is usually seen travelling via public transport in Bengaluru.
Once Dravid visited a busy cafe. Seeing that all waiters are occupied, he himself went to the counter, placed his order, paid for it and returned to his seat.
When he was offered to mentor visually challenged cricketers, he gave a very touching reply. He said:
“What these blind cricketers do is much bigger than I could do. In fact, I think it’s me who will require some mentoring from the visually challenged cricketers.”
He joined GoSports foundation for supporting Paralympians and Olympians.
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