Rahul Dravid and goodness always go hand in hand. History is a perfect telling example of how benevolent the man has been and his decency with which he has immensely contributed to the game of cricket. From playing for India to retiring from the game, Dravid has never stopped inspiring generations to follow the cricket in the most loved way.
Though Dravid's generosity is already known to all, the recent footage of his gesture has once again put him into the limelight. During the rain-forced break in the third and final ODI between India and Sri Lanka, the coach of the Men in Blue for the tour was spotted sharing his knowledge with opposition skipper Dasun Shanaka.
Picture of Dravid's kind gesture has now gone viral on social media with the netizens hailing him. One of the fans said, "Look how gently shanka is standing, that's Rahul dravid for you, man with no haters." Meanwhile, another social media user said, "Really great (that's) Rahul DRaviD sir????.... hat's off???..."
Some lauded Dravid's ability by calling him a "university" while others termed him "legend".
Here are some of the tweets related to the incident:
Dravid's advice does the trick
It seems the experience shared by Dravid helped Shanaka to a great extent as the follow up saw Sri Lanka dominating India throughout the game. By the time rain halted the play, India were 147/3 after 23 overs. Manish Pandey and Suryakumar were at the crease with scores of 10 and 22 respectively. However, after the game resumed the Sri Lankan bowlers wreaked havoc as they bundled out India for mere 225 runs. At the time of writing the copy, the Lankans were almost on the finishing line with 194/4, needing only 33 runs off 90 balls (DLS target).