Here are few unknown stories about “The Wall” which you might not know. The reason Rahul is respected by all cricketers, he is a very good human being, very down to earth and very humble.
1. When a young cancer patient who was a big fan of Rahul Dravid wanted to talk to his god, Rahul talked to this guy for over an hour on skype.
Here is the video if you want to watch.
2. Rahul Dravid received Arjuna award on 1998, but do you know the story behind the Arjuna award?
Rahul Dravid got to know that he would receive the award and he has some inquiries about this, so he called the dept and the conversation is given below,
Lady at the dept: Hello?
Rahul: Good evening Maam. I wanted to enquire about the Arjuna Awards.
Lady at the dept: This is the admin office. Please call the inquiry office.
Rahul: Sorry to disturb you maam. Actually I am Rahul speaking and I am supposed to receive the….
Lady at the dept(irritated): (Interrupting) I am in the middle of a lot of work. Please don’t disturb and call the inquiry office. *hangs up*
Then, as she started working again, she had this hunch that something went wrong. So she called that number again.
Lady at the dept: Who is this?
Lady at the dept: Rahul Dravid?
After that the lady apologized and tried to address all queries. Rahul was very polite and humble all the way and even apologized for disturbing her at the work.
3. If Rahul is in the city, he makes sure he picks up his children. Now a days even people who work at corporate office find it difficult to give time to their children but though Rahul’s schedule is pretty busy, he always tries to manage time to pick up his children from school. This later was confirmed by an ad agency as well where Rahul did not work between 11 to 2 pm since he wanted to pick his children up.
4. Rahul Dravid goes to the gas station by himself, he goes to pay bills by himself.
5. No matter how big or small game is, Rahul takes it very seriously, Even if it is a local club game, he does not talk during the game so that he does not lose concentration. He does not mind for fielding 82 overs in a local game.
6. Rahul Dravid helps his mom for serving food if guests come to their house.
And tow more photos which will again prove his simplicity