Twitter lauds Rahul Dravid for declining honorary doctorate degree
by Arya Author
Published - Jan 26, 2017 1:29 pm | Updated - Jan 26, 2017 1:29 pm
Former India captain and the current coach of India Junior and A teams, Rahul Dravid has turned down Bangalore University’s honorary doctorate saying that he would rather earn the degree by doing some research in the sports field rather than being bestowed with the honorary degree. Dravid has been one of the nicest cricketers ever and it doesn’t come as a surprise that he declined the offer.
A press release from Bangalore University said that Dravid had thanked the university for their offer but “in all humility declined to accept the degree”. “He (Dravid) has conveyed that he would try to earn a doctorate degree by accomplishing some form of academic research in the field of sports rather than receiving an honorary degree,” the release stated as per reports from Times of India.
“Sri Rahul Dravid, while thanking Bangalore University for recognising him for the honorary degree, has conveyed that he would try to earn a doctorate degree by accomplishing some form of academic in research in the field of sports rather than receiving an honorary degree,” BU Vice-Chancellor B Thimme Gowda was quoted as saying by the DNA in a statement.
Ever since the news broke twitter applauded him for his wonderful move with one saying the former captain always raises the bar in whatever he does.
Good thing that Rahul Dravid rejected this honorary doctorate. Otherwise his name would have become Dr. Avid.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) January 25, 2017
Rahul Dravid is a real gem. He has once again proved it. Declining Bangalore University honorary doctorate says he wants to earn a real PhD!
— DP SATISH (@dp_satish) January 25, 2017
Rahul Dravid rejects Bangalore University's honorary doctorate.
Says he'd like to earn a PhD.
What a man.
Dr. Vijay Mallya must be shocked.
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) January 25, 2017
Rahul Dravid is someone who is famous for being a cricketer but you'd like to be a person like him.
— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) January 25, 2017
Dravid has been devoid of any sort of controversies from his playing days and remains one of the most humble cricketers to have ever graced the game. He always remained under the shadow of Sachin Tendulkar during his career but was a champion of his own rights. He delivered when the situation demanded the most and bailed India out of trouble on numerous occasions.
Earlier-cited as a Test specialist, Dravid started enhancing his ODI skills and though he didn’t have the extravagant shots which the modern day batsmen hit, he started moulding himself as a player especially in the limited overs format. He played some breezy innings in ODIs during the twilight of his career. Dravid retired from international cricket