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[Watch] Rahul Dravid Receives Guard Of Honour From Budding Young Cricketers Post IND's T20 WC Victory

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Former India coach Rahul Dravid recently received a hero's welcome at a cricket academy in Bengaluru, where young cricketers gave him a guard of honour.

This heartwarming video has gone viral on social media, capturing the admiration and respect Dravid commands from the next generation of cricketers.

Watch: Rahul Dravid's Heroic Welcome in Bengaluru

In the viral video, Rahul Dravid is seen engaging with young cricketers, showing his humble and approachable nature. His guidance has been instrumental in shaping India's cricketing successes, both as a player and a coach.

Dravid, who played a pivotal role as the head coach in leading India to victory in the T20 World Cup 2024, was seen smiling and shaking hands with the young players.

This gesture by the academy's students highlighted their appreciation for his contributions to Indian cricket.

Despite wanting to step down as coach after India's loss in the ODI World Cup 2023 final in November, a phone call from captain Rohit Sharma convinced Dravid to stay on.

Together, they led India to a T20 World Cup 2024 win seven months years later, a victory celebrated with grand fanfare upon the team's return to India.

Rahul Dravid's illustrious career spanned from 1996 to 2012, during which he played three World Cups but never clinched the title as a player. Achieving this dream as a coach added a special touch to his cricketing journey, marking the end of his coaching tenure on a high note.

To further recognize Dravid's outstanding services to cricket, Sunil Gavaskar has even requested the Indian government to bestow upon him the Bharat Ratna, the nation's highest civilian honour.

As Dravid steps down from his coaching role, he is expected to focus on nurturing the cricketing futures of his two sons, continuing his legacy off the field.