BCCI President Sourav Ganguly squashes need for dual captaincy; backs Virat Kohli to lead in all formats
Ganguly all set to have talks with Kohli and Dhoni.
Updated - Oct 24, 2019 12:00 pm
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly became the 39th President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India on October 23. Ganguly, who became the first Indian cricketer to become the head of the BCCI in the last 65 years addressed the press-conference after assuming office.
Dada had special praise reserved for the Indian captain Virat Kohli, who he termed as the most important man of Indian cricket currently. The former Indian captain squashed all the rumors of split-captaincy. Ever since Team India lost the semifinals of the 50-over World Cup, speculations have been rife as to whether Indian cricket should ponder on giving the ODI and T20I captaincy to Rohit Sharma, whose tactical acumen and penchant towards winning titles is widely documented.
Sourav Ganguly is not a fan of split captaincy
Replying to a question on a possible split-captaincy, Ganguly squashed it, stating that Kohli is the best man for the job for Indian cricket. Ganguly also hailed the current Indian team as the best in the world while also mentioning the fact that he will be having a chat with captain Kohli about his thoughts on Dhoni as well as cricket in the country in general.
“I will speak to Virat Kohli. He is the captain of India; I think he is the most important man in Indian cricket. I will have a word with him, and as I said, we will support him in every possible way. He wants to make this team the best in the world. It’s been a great team, to be honest, the way they have played cricket in the last three to four years, they have been a fantastic side. Yes, you can say that they have not won a World Cup, but you don’t win World Cups every time.
“We will hopefully support him with whatever he wants and make sure that Indian cricket goes ahead smoothly. In terms of Test cricket venues, we have a lot of States and a lot of venues. We will have to sit with him (Virat Kohli) and see what he wants in that way and take it forward from there.” Ganguly said as quoted by Republic TV.