"Rahul Dravid For PM": Fans Toast India Great After Board Accepts Equal Pay Proposal

Updated: 27 February 2018 14:37 IST

Rahul Dravid's gesture won a lot of hearts and Twitterati were left in awe of the former India captain's selfless gesture.

"Rahul Dravid For PM": Fans Toast India Great After Board Accepts Equal Pay Proposal
Rahul Dravid had refused to take extra credit or money and asked for equal pay among the support staff. © AFP

Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid won a lot of plaudits after coaching Team India to the 2018 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup title in New Zealand earlier this month. Following India's historic title triumph, the Indian cricket board announced cash rewards for the coach (Rs 50 lakh), team members (Rs 30 lakh) and coaching staff (Rs 20 lakh). However, not impressed by the idea, Dravid asked BCCI to bring parity in the incentives. In the wake of Dravid's request, the BCCI on Sunday accepted the proposal and went forward with equal pay for the coaching staff.

Dravid's gesture became the talk of the town and twitterati were left in awe of the former India captain's selfless gesture. 

Soon enough many fans took to Twitter and lauded the legendary batsman, with some even wanting he be made the Prime Minister of the country.

According to a report in the Indian Express, the BCCI announced that every member of the coaching staff, including the coach, will receive Rs 25 lakh.

Even after India's record fourth World Cup win, Dravid had spoken about the awkwardness of hogging the limelight.

"Coaching this team I tend to get a lot of attention, but it is really about the quality of support staff that we have had and the effort they have put in has been amazing."

"It's a bit embarrassing at times because I tend to get a lot of attention and focus, but it is really about the support staff and the quality of people that we've had. I don't want to mention names but everyone in the support staff has put in a great effort. We do the best for the kids," Dravid had said.

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Highlights
  • Fans left in awe of Rahul Dravid's selfless gesture
  • Dravid had asked BCCI for equal pay for the support staff
  • BCCI accepted Dravid's request on Sunday
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