Indian cricket is blessed to have the services of Rahul Dravid who first dedicated his life as a cricketer over a couple of decades. And then, he went on to share his technical acumen to the next generation of cricketers, while coaching India U19 and India ‘A’.
He is one of the only few to have crossed 10,000+ runs in both ODIs and Test cricket. A legend of the game, Dravid is sixth-highest run-scorer with a tally of 24,208 international runs. Dravid scored 48 tons and 146 half-centuries in the process.
Dravid was also responsible for building careers of Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill who helped India clinch the 2018 U19 World Cup in New Zealand.
Now, he has taken up mentorship role at the NCA in Bengaluru. Dravid, who was part of the famous Fab Four of Indian cricket, has a huge fan-following. During his early days in international cricket, Dravid turned out to be quite the heartthrob for females.
Dravid used to appear in several commercials endorsing Reebok, Thomson, Palmolive, Gillette and many other prominent brands.
During a conversation with Vikram Sathaye on What the Duck, Dravid talked about the incident when one of his female fans refused to leave his house in Indiranagar in Bengaluru.
It all started when a woman came all the way from Hyderabad to meet Dravid who was sleeping until the evening coming back from a long tour.
Dravid’s mother offered her tea as the admirer waited for him to wake. After having a conversation, things escalated when the girl refused to leave and wanted to stay at his place. The Karnataka stalwart conceded that the matter upset his family and from there on, they treated the instance as a wake-up call.