For the late risers on India's 68th Republic Day, Bangalore University wanted to confer an honorary doctorate on the former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid. But Mr. Dependable turned it down in the most 'Dravid' way.
He informed the university that he would like to "earn a doctorate degree" rather than having it conferred upon him.
In a press release, the Vice-Chancellor of Bangalore University said, "While thanking the university for recognizing him, (Dravid) has in all humility declined to accept the honorary degree."
This is not the first time that Dravid refused to accept an honorary degree. The cricketer did not show up at Gulbarga University's 32nd convocation in 2014 even though he was among the 12 personalities shortlisted for an honorary doctorate.
And the Internet couldn't stop praising the Wall.
Nobody is perfect unless you are Rahul Dravid.— Shakti Shetty (@Shakti_Shetty) January 26, 2017
Good thing that Rahul Dravid rejected this honorary doctorate. Otherwise his name would have become Dr. Avid.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) January 25, 2017
Rahul Dravid isn't just a legend in cricket but in real life too. Rejects Bangalore university's doctorate, says, "Would like to earn it."— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) January 25, 2017
Rahul Dravid is someone who is famous for being a cricketer but you'd like to be a person like him.— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) January 25, 2017
Rahul Dravid is a real gem. He has once again proved it. Declining Bangalore University honorary doctorate says he wants to earn a real PhD!— DP SATISH (@dp_satish) January 25, 2017
Wow. Respect for this guy keeps rising with each passing day. https://t.co/lq2sNDBjyX— Sagar (@sagarcasm) January 25, 2017
Rahul Dravid rejected Bangalore University's honorary doctorate as the same way as he left the amazing deliveries from pace bowlers.— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) January 26, 2017
God: Dear Dravid we will send you to heaven for being so good— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) January 25, 2017
Dravid: I would prefer to go hell & will change all those bad people to Good!
Dravid has rejected the honorary doctorate from Bangalore University as he wants to earn it by doing research. Altogether a different Metal— Rahul Raj (@bhak_sala) January 25, 2017
Dravid was heaped with praise across social media platforms.
Truly a class apart.
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