Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid has been elected the newest member of the Laureus World Sports Academy which has on its rolls the world’s greatest living sportsmen and sportswomen.
Dravid, the fourth-highest run scorer in the history of Test cricket, is the 47th member of the Laureus Academy and was in action straight away at a school in London’s East End, where he joined fellow Academy Member Steve Waugh, meeting and playing cricket with young coaches who have been trained with support from the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
As he was photographed in front of the world’s media at Christ Church C of E School in the Brick Lane area, Dravid 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. Sport has given me so much, and it is wonderful to now have the opportunity to make a difference in other people’s lives.”
Giving Dravid a warm welcome to the Laureus Family was Australia’s greatest cricket captain Steve Waugh, who retired in January 2004 as the most successful captain in the history of Test cricket, with 41 wins in 57 Tests.