One celebrity that sets himself apart is Rahul Dravid. Impeccable Rahul Dravid is a role model for many. His legacy is built on patience, hard work and perseverance. Also known as Mr. Dependable and The Wall, Rahul Dravid knows the importance of hard work and persistence more than anyone else.
And, that’s the reason why a few years ago, the Mr. Dependable of Indian cricket said no to an honorary doctorate that was offered to him. Yes, unlike many celebrities, who accept honorary doctorate degrees from various institutes, Rahul Dravid clearly refused to accept it. Years ago, this turned into big news and many across the country talked about it.
What’s quite impressive was the reason why he did not accept the doctorate. And, after knowing the reason, we are sure you will admire and respect the man even more.
While talking to Indian Express, Rahul Dravid shared how refusing to accept the honorary doctorate had a personal angle. (Also Read: Secret Love Story Of Vijeta & Rahul Dravid Shows Why They Are Special)
Sharing why he refused the honorary doctorate, he mentioned: – “The thing about the doctorate is that my mom did her PhD and earned a doctorate at the age of 55. My wife’s a surgeon who studied for seven years to get a degree in surgery. And I’ve always felt that if it was something I wanted, I would like to have earned it. I don’t mean that anyone else should have that feeling and I’m not trying to belittle anyone else. It’s just that I felt that way because of my own experiences. And it’s not the first time that people have asked me to become a doctorate. It’s just that it’s happened privately and over an email exchange. And before it’s been announced, I have declined it politely even then. It so happened that this, unfortunately, came out in public.”
For him, it has always been about being honesty, hard work and persistence, which makes him the perfect role model – on and off the field. Isn’t he a perfect role model? (Also Read: 10 Rahul Dravid Inspirational Quotes On Life, Success & More)