Dravid politely turns down honorary doctorate

Former India captain and India A and Under 19 coach Rahul Dravid has turned down the honorary doctorate degree that the Bangalore University wanted to confer him with, saying that he would like to earn the degree by accomplishing research in the field of sports.
The Bangalore University had decided to honour the 43-year-old Dravid during its 52nd Annual Convocation ceremony on January 27. However, Dravid, who is currently the coach of India Under-19 and India ‘A’ teams, declined to accept the degree.
“The Honourable Governor and the Chancellor of Bangalore University had approved to confer honorary degree on Rahul Dravid, former captain of Indian cricket team, at the 52nd annual convocation of Bangalore University scheduled to be held on January 27,” the university stated in its press release.
“However, Rahul Dravid while thanking Bangalore university, for recognising him for the honorary degree, has in all humility declined to accept the honorary degree, He has conveyed that he would try to earn a doctorate degree by accomplishing some form of academic research in the field of sport rather than receiving an honorary degree,” the release added.

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