Bangalore, June 3: 66-year-old Narayana Murthy, who has already proved himself in his first innings in Information Technology (IT) industry, wants to spell his once again during his second innings. This time, he wants to follow his "hero" Sachin Tendulkar to take Infosys to a new high.
Speaking to TV news channel, Murthy said, "Tendulkar is a great hero of mine. When he reached the age of 35, when most cricketers retire, he adapted himself so well and has been successful even today, when he is 40. If I can follow his example and do whatever I can do to perform like he has done, I will be so happy."
"This is a challenge for Infosys as a team. I am one of the players as the executive chairman. It's our desire to work together as a unified team to ensure we achieve our objective," added Murthy.
The IT giant Infosys re-appointed Murthy as Executive Chairman of the company. The company in an official statement on Saturday, June 1 said Murthy has been appointed as Executive Chairman of the Board and Additional Director with effect from June 1, 2013.
Speaking about the sudden decision taken by the company, Murthy was quoted as saying, "This calling was sudden, unexpected, and most unusual. But, then, Infosys is my middle child. Therefore, I have put aside my plans-in-progress and accepted this responsibility."
Narayana Murthy's son Rohan Murty too would join the company. Official press release of Infosys said, "Narayana Murthy intended to create Chairman's office to assist him during his tenure. His son Rohan Murty would be his executive assistant.