Rahul Dravid, the former Captain of Indian team, also known as “The Wall”, gets himself associated with another cricketing aspect. Recently, Dravid has been elected as a member of Laureus World Sports Academy. Dravid became the 47th member in the panel. One of the topmost run-scorers in Test Cricket, Rahul Dravid made a visit to a school in London’s East End on Wednesday where he met young coaches who were trained with support from Laureus Sports Foundation.
Dravid said that Cricket has given him so much for the past years and he feels himself honoured to be recognized alongside some of the greatest names of Cricket in the Sports Academy. He also said about the fact that it is a great privilege for him to join the Academy and he is currently looking forward to put up a vital contribution there.
Rahul Dravid was welcomed on Wednesday by none other than one of the most successful test captains of all time, Steve Waugh on behalf of Laureus World Sports Academy.
Steve Waugh claimed that according to him, Dravid was one of the complete cricketers of the time and he was perfect in playing strokes. Waugh also added that Dravid will be sharing his experiences and also he will be sharing his views on how effective sport can be in tackling various problems and bringing people closer and together, which is at the heart of Laureus Philosophy.
Sir Ian Botham did not manage to pay a visit there but he said that Rahul Dravid had an incredible temperament and had been a run-machine for India for over a decade. He also said that Dravid was immovable and could stay there at the crease for hours. He also added that he felt delighted on hearing that Dravid will be joining them in Laureus Academy. He also told that he is looking forward to welcome Dravid.