The fact that Rahul Dravid is humble is not news to anyone at this point. If it were not already clear by the way he conducts himself on the field, you have anecdotes from people who have met him at some point in life and were shocked to find that he is actually as down to earth as people claim him to be. If not more.
One such person took to Twitter to narrate his Dravid story.
The person, who goes by the name Kashy on Twitter, wrote about an event that was graced by Rahul Dravid – who wanted to be as far from being recognised as he possibly could but his fans just won’t have it.
This was an event where Gundappa Renganath Viswanath, a former cricketer, was talking about his book and Dravid was one of the guests.
I am gonna narrate what me and @sleepyhead148 experienced yesterday at @bookworm_Kris,— Kashy (@vinaykashy) May 9, 2022
Rahul Dravid the greatest Number 3 batsman India has ever had, walked into an event to where another India great GR Vishwanath was talking about his book,
When Dravid entered the venue, he took a seat in the last row and so nonchalantly, people couldn’t even tell it was him.
He walked in alone with a mask on, greeted Ram Guha which is when me and Sameer realized it was indeed Rahul Dravid, he happily sat in the last row without any fuss so much so that the girl sitting next to him didn’t even realized who she was sitting with.— Kashy (@vinaykashy) May 9, 2022
Viswanath, on realising that Dravid was there, requested him to come to the front and this is when people gathered around the former India number 3 and started asking him for autographs.
He gave the autographs, apoligised for not doing it well and then asked them to focus on Viswanath as this was his night.
He finally told people to talk to GRV instead of talking to him because it was an event to celebrate GRV! How can a person who has lead Indian cricket team to so many glories be so humble and down to earth! pic.twitter.com/03KSFlnPn6— Kashy (@vinaykashy) May 9, 2022
He posed for selfies too!
You can say that Dravid was just being Dravid there. Here are some of people’s reactions to the thread.
Dravid epitomises HUMILITY… role model on how a person needs to be grounded even with his great accomplishments… https://t.co/uNyiXWKIFG— ashokss _ಅಶೋಕ್ (@ashokss) May 10, 2022
What a delightful slice of Bangalore life. https://t.co/7nbp0hJvCU— Nikhil Kanekal (@nkanekal) May 10, 2022
In Tennis its Federer and in cricket its Dravid.. Both are in their own league.. The best gentlemen. https://t.co/O6YTvJkM1Y— Sunzoo Satsang (@samjuSamsung) May 10, 2022
Always the kindest.