Legendary Cricketer Sunil Gavaskar Calls for Bharat Ratna for Rahul Dravid

Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has sparked a national conversation after urging the Indian government to award the prestigious Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian honor, to former captain and coach Rahul Dravid.pen_spark

Dravid’s Achievements Deserve Recognition, Says Gavaskar

Following Dravid’s successful stint as head coach, which culminated in India’s recent T20 World Cup victory, Gavaskar penned a passionate column for Mid-Day. He argued that Dravid’s contributions extend far beyond the cricket field, making him a deserving recipient of the Bharat Ratna.

“Earlier, the Bharat Ratna was given to leaders who had done something for the society,” Gavaskar wrote. “Their influence was restricted to their party and to the part of the country they belong to. Dravid’s achievements have given joy to everyone. He deserves the highest honour of India.”

Emphasis on Dravid’s Role in Nurturing Young Talent

Gavaskar further highlighted Dravid’s dedication to grooming young players during his tenure as the head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and Team India coach. This focus on youth development, he argued, has secured India’s cricketing future.

A Call to Action for Fans

Gavaskar concluded his column by urging cricket fans to join him in petitioning the government. “Everybody should join me in requesting the government to reward one of the greatest sons of India. Bharat Ratna, Rahul Sharad Dravid. Sounds good,” he wrote.

Sachin Tendulkar Remains the Sole Cricketer with Bharat Ratna

Currently, Sachin Tendulkar is the only cricketer to have received the Bharat Ratna (2014). If awarded, Dravid would become the second cricketer and the first coach to be bestowed with this prestigious honor.

National Conversation Ignited

Gavaskar’s call has ignited a nationwide debate. Social media is abuzz with discussions on Dravid’s qualifications for the Bharat Ratna. Many fans have echoed Gavaskar’s sentiments, while others have proposed other deserving candidates.

Will Dravid Receive the Highest Civilian Honor?

Only time will tell if the Indian government will heed Gavaskar’s call. However, one thing is certain: Rahul Dravid’s immense contributions to Indian cricket have captured the hearts and minds of the nation.

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