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Rahul Dravid spotted at Bengaluru event. He walked in alone, sat in the back row

Rahul Dravid's no-fuss presence at a book event in Bengaluru has won him fans.

May 12, 2022 / 01:18 PM IST
Rahul Dravid was photographed at a book event in Bengaluru. (Image: vinaykashy/Twitter)

Rahul Dravid was photographed at a book event in Bengaluru. (Image: vinaykashy/Twitter)

Rahul Dravid is well known not just for his on-field performance but also for his persona off the field. As soft spoken as he is talented, the former Indian cricketer is famous for keeping a low profile and generally shunning the trappings of fame. All these notions about ‘The Wall’ of Indian cricket were only reinforced at a recent book event where Dravid walked in without any fuss and sat in the back row to silently support another former cricketer – Gundappa Viswanath.

Twitter user @vinaykashy wrote about the incident in a post that is steadily going viral on the microblogging platform. According to him, on Sunday, Rahul Dravid attended a Bengaluru event where GR Viswanath was speaking about his book.

“Rahul Dravid the greatest Number 3 batsman India has ever had, walked into an event to where another India great GR Vishwanath was talking about his book,” Kashy wrote in his tweet dated May 9.

In contrast to several other celebrities, Dravid walked in without an entourage and quietly took a seat in the last row. He kept such a low profile that the girl sitting next to him did not even realise she was sitting next to a former captain of the Indian national team.


“He walked in alone with a mask on, greeted Ram Guha,” the Twitter user wrote. “He happily sat in the last row without any fuss so much so that the girl sitting next to him didn't even realized who she was sitting with.”

Towards the end of the event, Vishwanath called Dravid to the front row and he obliged reluctantly, apparently wary of taking the spotlight away from Vishwanath. Dravid also signed a number of autographs before telling people to talk to GRV instead.

“He finally told people to talk to GRV instead of talking to him because it was an event to celebrate GRV!” the Twitter user revealed. “How can a person who has lead Indian cricket team to so many glories be so humble and down to earth!” he added.

The post has racked up hundreds of ‘likes’ and comments on Twitter, where many praised Rahul Dravid.

“Simplicity at its greatest peak - He is The Rahul Dravid,” wrote one Twitter user.

“He’s my all-time favourite! And that’s the exact reason why,” another said.

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first published: May 12, 2022 01:18 pm
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