VVS Laxman was always a team player during his playing days and almost a decade on since his retirement the legendary batsman continues to be selfless to serve the country and the sport. The former Indian cricketer is all set to take over as the new chief of the National Cricket Academy, after former teammate and head Rahul Dravid took up the Indian head coach job. Laxman’s new role will see him make a lot of sacrifices including a massive cut in his earnings as suggested by BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.
Sourav Ganguly hailed VVS Laxman for his devotion to Indian Cricket after he agreed to become the new NCA head. The former Indian batsman will be making a whole lot of sacrifices to take over the role, which would pay him significantly less than his current package.
“He is shifting to Bangalore for next three years from Hyderabad just to serve Indian cricket. It’s remarkable. Of course, his earnings will drop but yeah, he has agreed. His wife and kids will also shift. His children will now study in a school in Bangalore and there will be a massive change as a family to shift base. It’s not easy unless you are so devoted to Indian cricket,” Ganguly told PTI.
1. He will move with his wife & kid from Hyderabad to Bengaluru
VVS Laxman hails from Hyderabad and has settled there with his wife and kids following his retirement. The former Indian batsman’s new role will see him shift base from Hyderabad to Bengaluru. During his tenure, Laxman’s wife and kids will also move in with him, making a great shift from their comfortable homes into new surroundings.
2. His earnings will be reduced as declared by Sourav Ganguly
Taking the NCA job will see Laxman’s earnings reduce significantly revealed Sourav Ganguly. The NCA job will not him a lucrative paycheck like his commentary and IPL mentorship contracts, and the former Indian passion will be really serving the country and nurturing the next batch of Indian superstars.
3. He will stop his association with IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad
VVS Laxman has been part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad for a long time as a mentor. He was a part of the backroom staff when SRH won the IPL 2016 title and reached the final 2 years later. To take the NCA role, Laxman will have to quit his post, where he is adored by the fans, to serve for the betterment of cricket in the country.
4. Laxman will have to halt all his work as a broadcaster, expert commentator
Not only will Laxman quit his mentor job, he will also be absent from the commentary box and the studio as he becomes the new NCA head. Laxman has found his mojo in the broadcast industry and is a regular commentator/analyst during India’s games, but will have to put a break to those paths to pursue his new role.
5. Laxman runs cricket academy, all that will have to be stalled now
Laxman runs his very own cricket academy in Telangana and his frequent visits to the school will cease as he shifts to Bangalore. Laxman, who is the the founder of the academy has built state of the art facilities to provide budding cricketers a pathway to success, but will be unable to oversee it during his NCA stint.