What If Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman Appeared on Koffee With Karan

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What If Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman Appeared on Koffee With Karan

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ardik Pandya might just be the unluckiest man in cricket right now. Some careless but crass comments he made on Karan Johar’s frivolous talk show have landed him in hot water with the BCCI, and kickstarted a nationwide conversation about today’s players being more rowdy than refined. As the flames of the Pandya controversy leap even higher, Rahul Dravid’s birthday rolled around, reminding us all of a simpler time, when the Gentleman’s Game was played by bonafide gentlemen.

In the wake of Pandya’s regrettable appearance on Koffee with Karan, publications chose to celebrate Dravid’s birthday (January 11) by holding him up as the gold standard for cricketers appearing on reality shows. A decade ago, MTV’s popular prank show Bakra tried to find a crack in Dravid’s composure, only to find The Wall was truly impenetrable.

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