- Indian captain Virat Kohli expects to have a series of good conversations with newly appointed BCCI president Sourav Ganguly regarding the future of Indain cricket.
- Ganguly has taken over the new role after the BCCI suffered some blows to its image.
- Kohli and his test team currently sit on top of the points table of Test World Champions.
Indian captain Virat Kohli is expected to have a series of constructive conversations with the newly appointed BCCI president and ex-skipper of Indian team Sourav Ganguly. The two are likely to discuss the future of Indian cricket and how the country can dominate the sport in all formats.
Sourav has taken over as the president at a time where the BCCI has suffered some damage to its name and expects to bring the board back to its professional best.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 23, 2019
A Skipper’s support
Ganguly has expressed his wish to make India the best cricket side in the world. India is currently dominating the points table of the newly launched ICC World Test Championships, which will be played over 2 years. The country led by Virat Kohli has been ruthless in its performances in test cricket so far and sits on top of the table with 240 points.
Under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, India is a completely transformed test cricketing side. He took over the team from MS Dhoni in 2015 and in the short span he has been the captain, Kohli’s teams have managed more wins than they did under MS Dhoni.
Only a former captain would understand the situation Kohli is in currently. His appointment as the BCCI president would mean a series of lengthy conversations between both the legendary cricketers and captains on how to make India the best cricket playing nation in all formats.
The 2019 World-Cup was upsetting for Kohli’s men in blue as India were one of the favourites to win the cup. However, they were defeated in the semi-finals under disappointing circumstances.
Kohli would surely like to lift the cup as a captain himself, and with Ganguly as the president, the two will be mapping the road ahead for the team.
India will be participating in the T20 World Cup in Australia next year, a trophy in which they can show their dominance in. Having a plethora of players coming through in the IPL, finding talent won’t be an issue. The problem would come in selecting the best possible team considering the conditions they would play under.
Ganguly is one of India’s most successful test captains. He took over the Indian team in 2000 when the image had been seriously damaged because of match-fixing scandals. Sourav played 113 test matches and 311 ODI’s and managed to win 21 test games for the country.
“He (Ganguly) is someone who has played a lot of cricket before, who knows the situation we are in, what the team needs, the requirements of Indian cricket,” Kohli said. So you need a good, professional, high-level discussion. It will be a healthy discussion because I am playing currently and he has played before; there will be an understanding of these things.
“I have had good discussions in the past with him, and I expect the same this time.” Said Kohli in an interview.