Former India cricket captain and legendry batsman Rahul Dravid participated in the celebrity race in the Monsoon Regatta today (Saturday) at the Hussain Sagar Lake, giving the sport a much-needed popularaity lift. “Yes, I had a good time on the boat,” he said after enjoying himself.
He went around the club showing keen interest in pictures and paper cuttings put up on the notice boards. He was particularly happy to note that his teammate and good friend VVS Laxman was part of the programme on Friday.
But the same did not seem to be the plight of the organisers, who were struggling to keep the corwd in control. “Dravid’s arrival for today’s event has certainly been specila but managing the affairs here has been nothing short of madness,” rued one of the organiser of the event.
Amidst heaves and shrieks, particularly from the women present at the venue, arrived Tollywood actor Rana Daggubati.
“There are a few cities in India that are as favourable as Hyderabad to be able to hold such an event, thanks to this lake, we must utilse chances like these to bring about awareness on keeping it clean so we make best use of it, because a cleaner lake will encourage more people to participate” said Munna from Kerela who happnes to be a keen follower of the sport.