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Rahul Dravid Shows Fairness and Leadership in Cricket

Rahul Dravid, the former coach of India’s cricket team, has shown his good sportsmanship once again. After India won the T20 World Cup in 2024, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to give a big reward of INR 125 crores to the team and support staff. They planned to give Dravid […]

Rahul Dravid Shows Fairness and Leadership in Cricket
Rahul Dravid Shows Fairness and Leadership in Cricket

Rahul Dravid, the former coach of India’s cricket team, has shown his good sportsmanship once again. After India won the T20 World Cup in 2024, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to give a big reward of INR 125 crores to the team and support staff. They planned to give Dravid INR 5 crores and his coaches INR 2.5 crores each. However, Dravid didn’t want the extra INR 2.5 crores meant for him. Instead, he asked the BCCI to split it equally among all his coaches, like bowling coach Paras Mhambrey, fielding coach T Dilip, and batting coach Vikram Rathore.

A source from the BCCI told the sources, “Rahul wanted the same bonus money ($2.5 crore) as the rest of his support staff. We respect his feelings.” This wasn’t the first time Dravid did this. When he coached the Under-19 team in 2018, he also asked for equal rewards for everyone on his staff.

Dravid’s decision shows his humility and belief in fairness. He believes in giving credit to everyone who contributes to success, not just himself. This makes him a role model in cricket. Even though he has left his coaching role after the T20 World Cup win, Dravid’s actions continue to inspire respect and teamwork in cricket.

Gautam Gambhir has now taken over as India’s coach, with the BCCI expressing confidence in his abilities. They believe Gambhir’s experience and vision will help Indian cricket move forward.

Rahul Dravid‘s legacy is not just about his cricket skills but also about his fairness and leadership. His actions teach us important lessons in sportsmanship and respect, leaving a lasting impact on Indian cricket and inspiring athletes and coaches worldwide.

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