The first Test between India and New Zealand turned out to be a thriller with the hosts braving through and earning a well-deserved draw.
It was a bummer for the Indian cricket fans as the team was on the top for most of the game but a good match is a good match.
And it was good partly because of a competitive field, for which the groundsmen were given monetary compensation for ₹35,000 by coach Rahul Dravid.
He has always been different from the rest and India's new head coach #RahulDravid proved it once again by giving Green Park's groundstaff, led by Shiv Kumar, ₹35,000 for preparing a sporting pitch for the first Test against #NewZealand.https://t.co/1DpWhr5Nmf— The Hindu - Sports (@TheHinduSports) November 29, 2021
The uncommon gesture is a very welcome move to credit those who work day and night to bring us the matches we love so much.
Wonderful cricketer, wonderful person - Rahul Dravid donated 35,000 Indian Rupees to the groundsmen at Kanpur's Green Park Stadium after the first Test match between India and Zealand. Dravid was very impressed by their work in making a sporting pitch #INDvNZ #Cricket— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) November 29, 2021
True gentleman!— Gajanan Kadam (@KadamGtk) November 29, 2021
Rahul Dravid has donated 35,000 rupees to Green Park's groundsmen. pic.twitter.com/4NNrj1kcDR
Team India's head coach, Rahul Dravid has given the groundsmen of Green Park, Kanpur an amount of ₹ 35,000 for preparing a sporting pitch 👏— Yash✌️ (@Yatendragaur74) November 29, 2021
What a wonderful gesture pic.twitter.com/zX7LXvdgDH
Rahul Dravid donated 35k to Kanpur groundsman for their work.— Rohan R Shanbhag (@rony619619) November 29, 2021
Great act 🇮🇳👍
We love a sporting coach for ourselves.