Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid on Wednesday turned down Bangalore University honorary doctorate degree. Bangalore University decided to confer Dravid with honorary doctorate degree.
Former India skipper said that he would like to earn doctorate by accomplishing some academic research in sport.
"While thanking the University for recognising him, (Dravid) has in all humility declined to accept the honorary degree. He has conveyed that he would try to earn a doctorate degree by accomplishing some form of academic research in the field of sport rather than receiving an honorary degree," said Vice-Chancellor B Thimme Gowda.
Rahul Dravid declines Bangalore University Hon. degree, says would like to earn doctrate by accomplishing some academic research in sport pic.twitter.com/pP3xqo7EYz— ANI (@ANI_news) January 25, 2017