This picture is in itself a summary of the aspirations of millions of cricket fans in India, who know that this year’s IPL and that of the coming year is going to be a lacklustre affair except for a few exceptions. We loves watching them play different pitches, different teams and garner up those accolades. And what is more important is that all four of them, Ganguly, Tendulkar, Dravid and Laxman led the front on different occasions and got the best out of the team in their own ways. But their individual innings is definitely not over yet.
Ganguly, Tendulkar, Dravid and Laxman: The Golden Four
After Mumbai Indians won the IPL in 2015, Sachin who was the team mentor was seen clicking happy selfies with teammates, friends and family. Also, he pledges to keep the team in good form and has also taken active part in training the younger generation, so much so that his son got selected in the under 19 nationals this year. We would love to see more of this genius training young minds and helping get some of the best talent from India comes together.
Sourav Ganguly has had mixed luck in the IPL starting with Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune Warriors, but has stepped down from the field action after his commentary and office positions required him to do so. Today, he is considered as one of the most eligible coaches for the Indian National Cricket Team. Rahul Dravid is another main probability as the team coach since his performance as mentor of Pune Warriors was greatly appreciated.
VVS Laxman has also involved himself with mentoring activities and was seen playing for Chennai Superkings in the IPLs. But that is passé. He was very active in criticizing the players because of whom the IPL controversy arose and went on record to say that ultimately it is not about the players winning the controversy or coming clean, but it is cricket which needs to be respected and which should win.
Yes. We are gonna miss them all along the way but if they are available to the media for comments, advice, columns and experiences, then Indians will have some solace in just watching them live their respective lives close to making Indian cricket a better world.