Bangalore:World chess champion Viswanathan Anand met former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid during a felicitation ceremony.
Anand was felicitated by the members of the All India Chess Federation.
Anand, who met Dravid for the first time, said that his personality was quite similar to Dravid's as they both were known for their consistency.
The former India captain praised the chess champion in return for triggering an Anand effect especially among young people who are trying to follow Anand's example by taking the road less travelled.
Along with those compliments, Anand was given a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh by the president of the Asian Chess Federation.