Kolkata: Terming the Padma Bhushan award "an honour and privilege", former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid on Thursday said he felt lucky to have represented the country for 16 years.
"It is a great honour. When you start playing you don't think about the awards. You just play because you just love it and there is no reason why you start playing this game.
"But along the way when you get awards and recognitions from the government of India, from the people of this country ... it is a great privilege and honour," said Dravid during a felicitation ceremony organised by Rupa and Company Ltd. here.