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Dravid the 47th member of Laureus sports Elite panel

Posted by Athul Jayachandran | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Last week Rahul Dravid was honored with a membership to the elite sports panel of Laureus sports. Dravid happens to the 47th member of the panel and the second from India after Kapil Dev to be a part of the same. The list also includes legendary names like Sir Viv Richards, Franz Beckenbauer, Sir Bobby Charlton, Michael Johnson, Mark Spitz and Sir Ian Botham. It was Steve Waugh who honored Dravid with the membership at the Christ Church Primary School in London. Steve Waugh was quoted saying,
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,
Dravid responded ,
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. "Sport has given me so much, and it is wonderful to now have the opportunity to make a difference in other people's lives.

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