Rahul Dravid refuses to take honorary doctorate; says want to earn it
He has reportedly told Bangalore University that he wanted to earn his doctorate by doing research in the field of sports.
Former India captain and always a gentleman Rahul Dravid has rejected Bangalore University’s honorary doctorate, which was supposed to be conferred to him on the 52nd annual convocation to be held on Friday.
A report in The Hindu quoted B Thimme Gowda, Vice Chancellor of the University, as saying that Dravid had conveyed to the varsity that he wanted to earn his doctorate by doing research in the field of sports.
“He is a graduate of our university and he conveyed this message with all humility,” Prof Gowda reportedly said.
He also added that the varsity would not confer any doctorate this year at their convocation.