Indian cricket has been fortunate to evolve around some world class legends. The evolution of Indian cricket in the 21st Century is a courtesy of what we often call the ‘Fabulous Four’ (FAB 4) of Indian cricket. The legacy that Indian cricket attained around them is extravagant.
One can write theses about the contributions of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman. They have been the pillars of strength for Indian cricket during their careers. Even now after having hung their boots they continue to shape the future of Indian cricket. Today we analyse the role of ‘Fab 4’in Indian cricket’s future. Let’s have a look…
‘Very Very Special Laxman’ has had a special contribution to make to Indian cricket. He is a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee that renders its expert pieces of advice to the BCCI. Laxman is also a mentor of the Sunrisers Hyderabad and that helps the aspiring domestic cricketers immensely. VVS continues to do his bit for the future of Indian cricket with responsibility. His insights are immensely important for youngsters given how accomplished he was a batsman.
Under his captaincy, Indian cricket scaled new heights. He has been relentlessly working at the back end of Indian cricket since his retirement. Sourav serves Cricket Association of Bengal as its President where he nurtures young talent and provides them with opportunities.
Ganguly is also a member of the IPL Governing Council and IPL as we know has been a great launch pad for the future of Indian cricket. Youngsters often walk up to him to seek his guidance and he makes sure that he caters to them with all his sensitivity.
He is indeed the unsung hero of Indian cricket. How well he has groomed the younger generation of cricket is known to everyone. He chose to dedicate himself to the grooming the upcoming generation of Indian cricket. Rahul has worked magnificently as the coach of the India U-19 team and India-A team. Dravid continues to propel the future of Indian cricket. Rahul Dravid has been the best team player ever to have played for India and youngster learn a lot from this trait of his.
The likes of Shreyas Iyer, Shubhman Gill and others are outcomes of Rahul Dravid’s diligence towards Indian cricket. Under his guidance, India recently won the U-19 World Cup. Indian cricket would always owe him more than what it can ever realise. The best part is, he does not even care about any appreciation. Players groom by him exhibit maturity and team spirit very identical to his.
If there ever has to be a god in Indian cricket, it would Sachin Tendulkar without a doubt. India has been leveraged to have his services on offer. He still continues to shape the future of Indian cricket besides just being a role model for every aspiring cricketer. Sachin Tendulkar is a living legend and his services to Indian cricket are nothing less than a coaching manual.
He has an aura which is extravagantly inspiring. He grooms young boys being a mentor of the Mumbai Indians and is also one of the members of the Cricket Advisory Committee which shapes the future of Indian cricket. Tendulkar has been a mentor for the Mumbai Indians since 2014 and brings such experience for the youngsters in the camp. He is always ready to contribute to Indian cricket. He has been a special national servant!