VVS Laxman Has Made Financial Sacrifice To Take Up NCA Job, Reveals Sourav Ganguly
By Aditya Pratap - Nov 17, 2021 11:44 pm
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has opened up about the recent appointment of VVS Laxman and revealed how he made financial sacrifice to take up the National Cricket Academy (NCA) job in Bengaluru.

VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman

Rahul Dravid has left the job at NCA to succeed Ravi Shastri as the head coach of Team India. VVS Laxman was interested to fill that vacant seat at NCA and moved in that direction.

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“Indian cricket is in safe hands,” gushed BCCI president Sourav Ganguly as his former illustrious teammates, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman are now set to “give their all” in two influential positions

Sourav Ganguly revealed how Laxman shifted his home to Bengaluru from Hyderabad for the next three years.

“You tell them that it’s important and they agreed. We are extremely happy to have both of them and Indian cricket is in safe hands. More than emotional, I am happy that they have both agreed and they want to do it for Indian cricket,” the former India captain said on being asked how he convinced Dravid and Laxman.

“Laxman’s ability to be committed made us select him. He has always been a fantastic person to work with. From that point of view, his stature in Indian cricket is beyond everything. Rahul has put a system in place in NCA and obviously, that will help Laxman to carry forward the good work” Ganguly added.

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Laxman’s family will move to a new city and his children will now study in a new school which will be a massive change for the entire family.

rahul dravid
Rahul Dravid

“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 added.