Home Cricket News Rahul Dravid Refuses Rs. 2.5 Crore Extra Reward For T20 World Cup Win

Rahul Dravid Refuses Rs. 2.5 Crore Extra Reward For T20 World Cup Win

Rahul Dravid Refuses Rs. 2.5 Crore Extra Reward For T20 World Cup Win

Widely hailed as the epitome of sportsmanship and integrity, Rahul Dravid once again exemplified his principled nature by voluntarily donating his prize money of Rs 5 crore. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a cash prize of Rs 125 crore for Rohit Sharma-led India for its successful T20 World Cup campaign.

After India’s win over South Africa in the final, the BCCI announced the biggest prize money to be distributed to the team, coaching staff and support staff Head coach Rahul Dravid’s share was fixed at Rs 5 crore, while the other coaches was meant to get Rs 2.5 crore each.

According to a Hindustan Times report, Dravid made his first request to reduce his award by Rs 2.5 crores, matching his salary with that of batting, bowling and fielding coaches in a focused move Dravid’s commitment to fairness and equality in the coaching staff was demonstrated during his tenure as the head coach of the U-19 World Cup team.

At the time, he criticized the uneven distribution being sought where he received Rs 50 Lakhs while other support staff should have received Rs 20 Lakhs, and other players Rs 30 Lakhs. Dravid’s insistence led the BCCI to revise the award structure, ensuring that all the support staff, including himself, get an equal share of the Rs 25 lakh.

A BCCI source said: “Rahul wanted the same bonus money (Rs. 2.5 crore) as the rest of his support staff (bowling coach Paras Mhambrey, fielding coach T Dilip and batting coach Vikram Rathore). We respect his sentiments.”

Throughout his career, Dravid has won plaudits for his unselfish and team-first attitude as a player and coach. His actions on and off the field continue to reflect his deep conviction that collective success is prioritized over personal gain. As a coach, Dravid is strong in advocating for consistency and recognition.

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