The newly assigned BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly did not hold back while talking to the press at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. He divulged about the changes he wants for the Indian cricket team, how to improve it, and expectations for the captain, Virat Kohli.
Ganguly’s appointment as the President resounded in cheer from the cricket fans, but there are a lot of responsibilities attached to the role. As mentioned in Times of India, he told the reporters, “It is a great responsibility and hopefully I can do a good job. Its two different lives—one is a cricketer and the second one, of an administrator. Firstly, I think what makes me happier is that I got an opportunity in a tough situation and it gives me tremendous confidence and makes me feel that they have confidence in my ability. I have a young team and it will be new for all of them, but all of us will work to the best of our abilities and we won’t lack anywhere.”
So, what are the significant changes that are at the top of his list? He said, “First-class cricketers will be my priority and we will change their life. You only look at the top, but we will also look at the bottom as many gems of Indian cricket lie there and we will change their life.”
In regard to improving their winning streak, he said, “My only thing is that they need to win big tournaments. They are not going to win every time, but they have gone through seven tournaments without winning one.”
Then the focus is moved to the captain, Virat Kohli. He agrees that Kohli is a good player and will take the team to new heights in major tournaments. Ganguly said, “India is a good team and they are playing well. Yes, I know they haven’t won a big tournament, but I know they will turn things around. (Virat) Kohli is a champion player and he will turn in around.”
Sourav Ganguly has a major responsibility, one of them being, transforming the image of BCCI. He has proven to be a dedicated, disciplined, and devoted cricketer. If he brings this energy and better ideas, the Indian cricket team can excel in different formats.