A Role Model …,’ Anand Mahindra Claps For Rahul Dravid for ‘this’reason

A Role Model ...,' Anand Mahindra Claps For Rahul Dravid for ‘this’reason

A Role Model ...,' Anand Mahindra Claps For Rahul Dravid for ‘this’reason

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Rahul Dravid’s decision to reject a ₹2.5 crore bonus to support equal pay for his staff earns him accolades from Anand Mahindra and fans alike.

Anand Mahindra is all praise for Team India’s outgoing coach Rahul Dravid, who led the team to victory in the T20 World Cup 2024. Dravid was awarded a bonus of ₹2.5 crore by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), surpassing the bonuses given to his support staff. The support staff included bowling coach Paras Mhambrey, fielding coach T Dilip, and batting coach Vikram Rathore. However, in a move that exemplifies his integrity, Dravid declined the additional bonus. He did it for advocating equal pay for his support staff.

Anand Mahindra, the chairman of Mahindra Group, commended Dravid’s decision, describing it as the mark of a true role model. He took to the microblogging site X (formerly Twitter) to express his admiration for the former coach. “The mark of a man… Now THAT’s what you call a role model,” Mahindra wrote in his post.

Dravid’s stance has not only earned him Mahindra’s praise but has also resonated with fans on social media, who hailed him as a paragon of integrity. 

How X users praised Rahul Dravid

Commending Dravid’s conduct, an X user wrote “Rahul Dravid the man with integrity who gave away 2.5 crore. He was given a 5 crore bonus along with 14 players and the supporting team got 2.5 crore each. Dravid took only 2.5 crore saying he wants to be paid on par with his team. He did the same when he was coach of the U19 worldcup team.”

Another X user called him a ‘true living legend’. He wrote “My cricketing Hero, for reasons like this he is, Rahul Dravid refused to take an extra bonus of Rs 2.5 crore for the T20 World Cup triumph. Dravid took the call to ensure all the members of the support staff of the senior men’s team were rewarded with equal bonus prizes.

“There will never be anyone like Rahul Dravid in the next 100 years.” 

“Should we expect any Mahendra car for Rahul Dravid sir …?” Added other fans.

This gesture by Dravid highlights his commitment to fairness and equality, setting a powerful example both on and off the field.