Rahul Dravid epitomizes the gentleman’s game like no one else!
Former batting maestro, Rahul Dravid, marshalled the Prithvi Shaw-led India U19 Cricket team to the 2018 ICC U19 World Cup glory, which was a quite a feat for the cricketer. BCCI has recently accepted the demand for parity in cash rewards announced after India won the 2018 ICC U-19 World Cup earlier this month.
Earlier, the BCCI had announced a cash reward of Rs 50 lakhs for Rahul Dravid and Rs 20 lakhs for the support staff members. The reward for World Cup winning team members was Rs 30 lakh each. Apparently, after Dravid’s request, every member of the coaching staff, including Dravid, will receive Rs 25 lakh.
In literal terms, Dravid sacrificed Rs 25 lakhs, which is no mean amount.
Once this news spread, Dravid’s fans lavished praise for the former cricketer for being so selfless, like only he can.
Here is how the social platform responded to this piece of news.
Example of humanity of Rahul Dravid
He not only shared his fees (u19 WC) equally with his staff member, but also compensated the family of his partner coach (Rajesh Savant) thought of the death during tournament.#Respect _ pic.twitter.com/NVzQKGCI0O
— Kishor Rathore (@iKishorRathore) February 26, 2018
Here is why we all need a boss like #RahulDravid __
India win ICC U-19 World Cup
BCCI announces cash prizes – David to get INR 50L & support staff to get INR 20
Dravid demands parity in cash rewards
BCCI accepts Dravid’s demands – everyone to get INR 25L
— Rashi Kakkar (@rashi_kakkar) February 25, 2018
— Sahil Bhalla (@IMSahilBhalla) February 26, 2018
Rahul Dravid Asks BCCI To Cut His Prize Money So That All Staffs Can Get Equal Pay. He Was Awarded Rs 50 Lakh & Staffs Were Given Rs 20 Lakh Each For U-19 World Cup Win. BCCI Accepts The Proposal & Now Entire Staff & #RahulDravid Will Get Rs 25 Lakhs. Living Legend___ #Dravid pic.twitter.com/NDKBXfg0tb
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirrrJadeja) February 25, 2018
Can we please just elect Dravid to the post of PM?
I know it sounds silly, but this is the kind of person India needs. Someone who cares for others. Everything else can be learnt, but decency & kindness come from within.
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) February 25, 2018
What a beautiful gesture from Rahul Dravid. Firmly standing for and ensuring removal of discrimination in the rewards to the coaching staff of the Under 19 winning team. pic.twitter.com/qs3bg7vZUu
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) February 25, 2018
More n more respect to THE Wall … #RahulDravid what a gesture….
— RJ ALOK (@OYERJALOK) February 26, 2018
Recently, former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja hailed Dravid by saying such personalities are required to change the complexion of Pakistan cricket.