Yesterday former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman has tendered a very valuable piece of advice to the cricketers that they should not get contented with small achievements and job security. Instead he urged them aim high in their life.
The 40 year old former star batsman of India who has got 17 centuries to his credit, was speaking at the function of Annual Times cricket shield in Mumbai.
He said,” I got a job in Air India when I was 18. I know the importance of getting a good job but you should never get into a comfort zone. Never ever stop being a cricketer and stop improving just because you got a job. “
He added, “Instead of having role models like (Sunil) Gavaskar or (Sachin) Tendulkar, young cricketers should look up to the likes of Muzumdar and Sriram who knew that they were not going to make it to the national team and yet gave their best at the domestic circuit. There are thousands of players playing cricket in India and only a select few get to play for the country. But till the day you are playing the sport you should play with the same intensity as if you stand a chance to play for India.”
This is really a heartening piece of advice from Laxman, which will no doubt encourage the youngsters. Already, Laxman has been a great role model for them and this will certainly improve his stature further.