Dravid rejects honorary doctorate

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Now the coach of the under-19 Indian cricket team, Dravid played 164 Tests and 344 ODIs scoring 13288 and 10889 runs respectively.

In an official communication to BU vice-chancellor B Thimme Gowda, Dravid said that he has high regards for the university but wants to earn his doctorate by actually doing some research work. He attended St Joseph's College of Commerce during his graduation years and was studying MBA at the St Joseph's College of Business Administration when he was selected for the national team. The University had wanted to honour Dravid with the degree during its 52nd Annual Convocation Ceremony on January 27, before the former India captain declined. Dravid, however, declined the offer. This is the second university which is awarding the India A and Under-19 coach with the doctorate after the Gulbarga University had conferred it on him in 2014.

This is not the first time Dravid has not accepted the honorary degree.

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Earlier, Dravid also did not show up at Gulbarga University's 32nd convocation in 2014.

Dravid made his global debut for India in the year 1996 and retired from the sport in the year 2012.



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