Former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif praises Sourav Ganguly; compares him with freedom fighters

Former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif praises Sourav Ganguly; compares him with freedom fighters

Sourav Ganguly is appointed as the BCCI President.

Sourav Ganguly and Rashid Latif
Rashid Latif. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian cricketer is a born leader. He led Team India when they were in search of a great patriarch. The veteran cricketer has made his side win several accolades under his leadership. He is one of those rare Indian personalities that is being adored by the Pakistan fans and their cricketers.

The day news related to Ganguly taking the role of BCCI chief broke in the media, it brought a flood of wishes pouring over him. Firstly, former Pakistan quick Shoaib Akhtar applauded Ganguly for taking a new role in Indian cricket and now their former cricketer Rashid Latif has expressed something unique about Dada for his recent achievement.

Rashid Latif praises Sourav Ganguly’s appointment

The former Pakistan player feels that this appointment can positively affect Indian cricket as a whole in the future. When Rashid was asked about his opinion on Ganguly, he apparently gave a different perspective to it and feels that left-hand batter, from Bengal, is a soil that has produced several leaders in the past and he belongs to the same land.

“I look at it a little differently than others. Bengal is a place that has given a lot of leaders, even during the freedom movement before partition. Sourav belongs to the same land. He has been handling the administration of a big organisation like the Cricket Association of Bengal. Among all big players who have entered administration Ganguly perhaps is at the top of the list,” Rashid said as quoted by Hindustan Times.

He also liked the fact that Ganguly is concerned about the improvement of domestic cricket and is eager to reduce the gap between international cricket and first-class cricket.

“So far what I have read and heard, I think his focus is on further improving domestic cricket…He has also spoken in the past about changes but could not get it done. He also wants to reduce the monetary gap between international cricket and first-class cricket.” he added.

Rashid played in as many as 37 Tests and 166 ODIs in which he managed to get more than 3,000 international runs across all the formats. He was also a useful wicketkeeper in his time with Pakistan cricket team.

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