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Why Rahul Dravid refused a doctorate degree from Bangalore University

Rahul Dravid was nominated for an honorary doctorate degree by Bangalore University, but the former Indian cricket team captain declined it

cricket Updated: Jan 26, 2017 09:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Rahul Dravid,Indian cricket team,Bangalore University
Rahul Dravid, former captain of the Indian cricket team, is currently the coach of the India under-19 team.(Getty Images)

Rahul Dravid was always the one to show character on the field. And the former India captain did it while mostly staying in the background without any fuss or aggression.

Dravid, who earned the moniker of ‘The Wall’ for his reliability when it came to saving the Indian team from a precarious situation, has again showed character, this time off the field.

The former India captain, who hails from Karnataka, was nominated for an honorary doctorate degree by the Bangalore University. But Dravid denied it, and it was not because of arrogance.

The cause of his rejection was very noble as Dravid said rather than an honorary degree he would prefer to earn one through research.

The ever hard-working man on the field again showed taking short cuts was just not his style.

Currently the coach of the under-19 Indian cricket team, Dravid played 164 Tests and 344 ODIs scoring 13288 and 10889 runs respectively.

First Published: Jan 25, 2017 23:44 IST