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When Rahul Dravid Was Shocked To Know That He Was Named India’s Sexiest Sportsman in 2005

During the conversation with Rahul Dravid in the episode of  ‘Breakfast with Champions’ Gaurav Kapur revealed that Dravid was named sexiest sportsman

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Rahul Dravid. (Photo Credit: BCCI)

Legendary Indian batsman Rahul Dravid is amongst the greatest Test player of all time. Dravid was known for his solid defense and thus he was given the nickname; ‘The Wall’. The Right-Handed Batsman made a memorable debut at Lord’s cricket ground alongside his mate Sourav Ganguly.

Since making his debut in 1996 Dravid did everything he could in the legendary career. Rahul became the top batsman, wicketkeeper-batsman, and skipper of the national team. Following his retirement, Rahul Dravid took over the charge of India’s U-19 team and gave many supremely talented players to India.

The Great Wall is the second-highest run-scorer for India in the game’s purest form with over 13,000 runs. Also, Dravid has scored over 10,000 runs in the One Day Internationals for team India. However, Still, there is one thing that young fans might not know about Jammy. In 2005 Rahul Dravid was named India’s sexist sportsman in 2005.

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid

Meanwhile, The Karnataka batter was unaware that he was named the sexiest sportsman. In one of the episodes of ‘Breakfast with Champions’, which has been commenced by Gaurav Kapur, the fact was told to Dravid.

In the episode Gaurav talked about many achievements of the former Indian captain, Here is the transcript of the conversation:

Q: So you also have 10,000 runs (10,889) in ODIs (13,288 Test runs) and played over 300 ODI games. But put aside all these things, records, catches, etc., one of your greatest achievements is in 2005 when you were called the sexiest sportsman of India.

Rahul Dravid: Really (laughing) Was I? Jeez there must not have been a good competition at the time.

Q: You beat Yuvraj Singh at the time.

Rahul: Really? that must rank as probably one of the greatest achievements ever. Is there a certificate to prove that? (Smiles)

Q: Certificate? What a good boy you are (laughs).

Rahul: Maybe I can put that along with all the awards I’ve got from the government and stuff. Maybe I can put it up with that and write ‘beaten Yuvraj Singh to that.’

Q: We will get the paperwork done.

Rahul Dravid is currently in Sri Lanka with the national team

Dravid is fulfilling the duties of head coach in the Sri Lanka tour in the absence of Head coach Ravi Shastri. Meanwhile, The Shikhar Dhawan was fully prepared to take on Sri Lanka in the limited-overs series from July 13.

However, some COVID-19 cases found in the Sri Lanka camp match have been postponed and will begin from 18th July.


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