Rahul Dravid stunned everyone with his humility and took the Internet by storm when he refused an honorary doctorate recently and now he has come out to reveal why.
Action speaks louder than words for the former captain as he held strong ground to forgo the honour. In his recent interview with the Indian Express, Rahul Dravid revealed why he refused an Honorary Doctorate,
"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 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."
Dravid had declined the doctorate degree which was conferred on him by the Bangalore University, citing the reason that he would like to earn the doctorate by completing some academic research in the field of sports.
That is The Wall for you standing tall with pride and his very gentlemanly spirit!
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