When India plays against Pakistan, the sub-continent goes into hyper mode. But for the longest time, the excitement has gone silent. The last India-Pakistan bilateral series that consisted of limited over series: three ODIs and two T20s was held seven years ago, in 2012. The matches revved up citizens from both the countries and honour was at stake. Will the newly appointed Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President, Sourav Ganguly change the scenario and transform the silence into thrill?
While addressing the reporters at Kolkata about the future of Indian cricket, the media asked about resuming India-Pakistan series. As mentioned in Indian Express, Dada firmly replied, “You have to ask that question to Modi Ji and the Pakistan Prime Minister.”
To most fans, we rarely understand what goes on in the planning of such a match, but it is a matter of politics between the two countries. He explains, “Of course we have (to take permission) because international exposure (tours) is all through governments. So, we don’t have an answer to that question.”
Also, the BCCI took a strong stand on the terror attack that took place on February 14 in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. BCCI requested the International Cricket Council (ICC) ‘to sever ties with countries from which terrorism emanates.’
Sourav Ganguly also addressed the burning topic, will the much-loved cricket captain, MS Dhoni return to Indian cricket? He said that he will consult the national selection committee and give an informed suggestion and fate of the player.
So far India has been performing fairly under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, but they have a long way to go and win big tournaments. Ganguly stated, “It is a very good side (Kohli’s team). My only thing is that they need to win big tournaments. I’m not saying they need to win every time. It’s not possible. But we have gone through seven big tournaments without winning one.”
The Indian fans are looking forward to a new leaf in Indian cricket. What are the changes? Will we see the changes soon? Lot of questions and lots of excitement.