Rahul Dravid, the former Indian cricketer has been elected to join the Laureus World Sports Academy. The former India cricket team captain has become the 47th member of the Laureus World Sports Academy panel. Steve Waugh, the former Australian cricket team captain, who had been the newest member until Dravid, welcomed him to the panel. Other cricketers who also form part of the panel are Ian Botham, Kapil Dev and Vivian Richards.
Dravid is pleased to be part of the Laureus World Sports Academy, and is looking forward to being a part of the Academy. He said: “”It is a great privilege to be invited to join the Academy and I look forward to supporting the work of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. I am truly honoured to be recognised alongside some of the greatest sportsmen and women we have ever seen.”
Dravid further noted: “Sport has given me so much, and it is wonderful to now have the opportunity to make a difference in other people`s lives.”
When Dravid was welcomed to the Laureus World Sports Academy, he was welcomed by Waugh, who said: “On behalf of all the members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, I would like to welcome Rahul. He achieved amazing success in an illustrious career. He was so pugnacious and determined when he was at the crease, he could have been an Aussie.”
Waugh continued: “He shares with all of us in the Academy the belief about how effective sport can be in tackling problems and bringing people together which is at the heart of the Laureus philosophy.”
The induction of Rahul Dravid took place at Christ Church C of E School in London’s East End. Members of the Academy are involved with the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which helps to improve the lives of young people via sports.