‘The Wall’ of Indian Cricket Team, former Indian Skipper and Indian Coach, Rahul Dravid believes that hogging headlines is not his thing. Yet, he has always ruled the hearts of millions of his fans who admired him not only for his commitment towards the on-field game but also for the off-field aura he carries with him.
People credited him for mentoring the team exceptionally well and were all praises for the team and the coach. BCCI announced a reward of Rs. 50 lakh for the coach, Rs. 20 lakh for the support staff and Rs. 30 Lakhs for the players.
However, Jammy was unhappy with the disparity and demanded BCCI to pay the staff members equally. BCCI accepted the proposal and now all the members of the U-19 coaching staff would be getting Rs. 25 Lakh, including Dravid.
Dravid’s selfless move prompted the Twitterati to place Rahul Dravid in competition with Narendra Modi:
After mentoring team India to clinch the coveted World Cup, Dravid acknowledged the role of support staff and said, “It’s quite embarrassing at times because I feel I get a lot of attention and focus, but it is really about the support staff and the quality of people that we’ve had.”
“I don’t want to mention names but everyone in the support staff has put in a great effort. We do the best for the kids,” he added.
Rahul Dravid receives 4 crores annually for a 3-year contract with the Indian junior and A teams.
Dravid has played 286 test innings and he holds a record of never getting out for a Golden duck in any of the innings he has ever played. He has firmly stood by the side of his team in his career.
He faced 31258 balls, which is the highest number of balls faced by any player in test cricket. He also spent 44152 minutes at the crease, which is the highest time spent on the crease by any player in test cricket.