: Humility and gratitude equally resonated as Rahul Dravid shared his first thoughts on being named as a recipient of the Padma Bhushan honour.

“It is a great honour and I am truly humbled to receive the Padma Bhushan. I have been really lucky to have been recognised at various stages in my career for which I am really grateful.

“My family, friends, various teammates and the fans of this great game have been my support and motivation,” Dravid said.

Dravid, who served India with distinction both as batsman and captain, retired last year.

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