- Laxman has been made the head of the NCA in place of Dravid.
- Rahul Dravid is currently the head coach of Team India.
- R Ashwin had some fun with VVS Laxman
Former Indian cricket team batsman VVS Laxman on Monday took charge as the Director of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) last month appointed 47-year-old Laxman as the director of cricket of the NCA. He will replace Rahul Dravid who has been appointed as the head coach of India’s senior team.
Laxman tweeted with two pictures of himself from inside the NCA, ‘First day in office at NCA. exciting challenge. Excited to work with the future of Indian cricket.
Before accepting this position, Laxman was a mentor (guiding) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. As far as Laxman’s coaching experience is concerned, he was also the batting consultant of the Cricket Association of Bengal for six years. He is also a familiar face in the commentary box.
On Laxman’s tweet, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took a jibe and wished him good luck for the future. Ashwin tweeted, ‘New class teacher in town. Good luck Lachhi Bhai.’ Former pacer Irfan Pathan also congratulated Laxman on social media.
Irrfan tweeted, ‘Congratulations VVS Laxman bhai for your new role in Indian cricket. No one can be better than you for this post in NCA. Laxman will no longer appear in the commentary box after taking over as the NCA.