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7 incidents which prove Rahul Dravid has a heart of gold

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Rahul Dravid was class both on and off the field

Rahul Dravid is regarded as one of the best Test batsman the World has ever produced. The “Wall” has an incredible Test record which consisted of 164 matches. Having scored 36 centuries with an average at 52.31, and is one of the few players to reach the 10000-run mark in both Tests as well as ODIs.

Dravid was also named one of the 5 players of the year by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2000 and received the Player of the Year and the Test Player of the Year awards at the inaugural ICC awards ceremony in 2004.

However, there is more to the man than just his runs on the field. The Karnataka-native has been known to have a heart of gold and today we take a look at 7 instances where he lived up to his stature as a true role model for the next generation.

#1 Donated blood to patients when the whole world was busy with the Ice Bucket Challenge

Rahul Dravid donates blood for patients, picture: Rahul Dravid FAN PAGE on Instagram


There was a time when the so-called “ice-bucket challenge” went viral and celebrities all over the posted media content on the internet involving an ice-bucket. On the other side of the coin, Rahul Dravid was busy donating blood to the needy patients in Bangalore at that time. 

In spite of doing service for a social cause, he never demanded any publicity. It shows he has such a good soul and is equally capable of helping everyone around him on and off the field.  There were many big names such as Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle and Kevin Pietersen who posted their videos on social media of their respective Ice bucket challenges, but “The Wall” was busy doing something else.

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