Rahul Dravid Champions Equal Pay For Staff Members By Taking a Pay Cut

Rahul Dravid is not just regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of his generation, but also as one of the finest human beings to have played the game. A discussion about the rise of the Indian Cricket Team is incomplete without mentioning how Dravid was the first cricketer to have given us a hope of winning tournaments away from the sub-continent.

He is the coach for the U19 Mens Team and managed to guide the team to World Cup triumph. After the victory, rewards were being showered on the team and the coaching staff. But Dravid had called out this ‘unfair’ practice of treating other members of the staff differently.


This, after the BCCI announced Rs 50 lakhs reward for the coach, and Rs 20 lakh each for the support staff and Rs 30 lakh for the players.

Now, after Dravid discussed the same with BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, a revised list of cash awards has been announced and every member of the coaching staff, including Dravid, will receive Rs 25 lakh each.


The BCCI has also added the members of the support staff, who were part of the team’s almost year-long preparation leading up to the World Cup, to the list of beneficiaries.

And thanks to that decision, the family of former team trainer Rajesh Savant, who died last year, would receive the victory incentive.

The Indian Express article reports that Rahul Dravid wanted every member of the staff to be treated equally, and therefore, took a paycut.

While bowling coach Paras Mhambrey, fielding coach Abhay Sharma, physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar, trainer Anand Date, masseur Mangesh Gaikwad, and video analyst Devraj Raut were supposed to be the beneficiaries for the prize, the five additions to the list are WV Raman, who was the coach when the under-19 team toured England, logistics managers Manuj Sharma, and Sumeet Malahapurkar, trainer Amogh Pandit, and the late trainer Rajesh Savant.

Rahul Dravid is a legend with a capital ‘L’. What a guy!

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