Former cricketer and Indian captain Rahul Dravid has time and again proved it that he is no ordinary man. Rahul Dravid is respected for being a true gentleman and if his cricketing career wasn’t testimony to the fact then now he has gone ahead and shaped the U-19 team which brought the World Cup home. Rahul Dravid’s sense of fair play is legendary and now through his demands, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has accepted his demand for parity in the cash rewards announced after the U-19 team’s World Cup win earlier this month. In order to ensure that every staff member gets an equal reward, he has gone ahead and taken a pay cut. Rahul Dravid’s selfless deed has earned him praise and applause from Twitterati.
He is known to be a team player and his personality, character, determination and grit has often come to the fore on the field when he was playing or off-field now that he is the head coach for the U-19 Indian team. We are extremely lucky to be alive at the same time as Rahul Dravid. The BCCI had announced that the Under-19 World Cup victory will be followed up with cash rewards with Rs 50 lakhs for the head coach Rahul Dravid and Rs 20 lakh each for the staff members. Under 19 Cricket World Cup: Rahul Dravid Finally Laid his Hands on World Cup and Twitterati Says it’s the Most Satisfying Feeling
Rahul Dravid wasn’t too impressed by the idea as he thought that every member of the staff had worked equally and they all deserve equal treatment for the win. Until Sunday, everyone had forgotten about it but now the BCCI has accepted the head coach Rahul Dravid’s demands and offered every member of the staff including the ones who did not go to New Zealand to get equal cash benefit, which means that Rahul Dravid gets a pay cut. However, his selfless deed has earned him loads of accolades on social media. Check out some tweets below. Rahul Dravid Standing in Queue With His Kids For Science Exhibition Proves What A Gentleman He Is
The man deserves a standing ovation
What a true icon
Rahul Dravid for popular mandate
Rahul Dravid is such a class act
Mohammad Kaif applauds Rahul Dravid
The Wall Stands Tall
Rahul Dravid is what an icon should be
Rahul Dravid to be PM is the popular demand
The God that we need
Rahul Dravid is the best
As reported by Indian Express, a BCCI board member had said, “From the time the award was announced, Dravid wasn’t happy with him getting much more than others. He informed the Board that he felt that every member had played an equal role in the team winning the World Cup. It surprised many in the BCCI that he was ready to take a cut in his own earning.” Rahul Dravid even during the interviews maintained that a lot of focus and attention are given to him but it is really the hard work of the young cricketers and the staff members that have helped them win the World Cup. Rahul Dravid is a class act, and his gentlemanly and selfless ways need to be emulated by everyone who wants to be a better human being.