I was asked by Jagmohan Dalmiya to try coaching for six months: Sourav Ganguly

“You should do what you can and not thinking about the outcome," Dada said.

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Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly. (Photo by Shankar Mourya/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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Former Indian captain and currently the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) Sourav Ganguly recently revealed how desperately he wanted to become the coach of the Indian team. He stated that sometime one doesn’t know what can happen in the future and where will the fortune take him. The left-hand batsman remembered the days when he was handed over the captaincy at a time while he never thought of leading the team.

Ganguly is always regarded as one of the most successful Indian captains. He was the one who rendered his team the intensity and motivation to perform in overseas conditions and also win games outside India. The skipper stated that he was very desperate to become the coach of the national team and also revealed that former BCCI President Late Jagmohan Dalmiya also advised him to try out coaching for six months.

I was very passionate about coaching

Sourav pointed out to the fact that after retirement when he got into the administration, he wanted to coach the Indian team. But after Dalmiya’s death, Ganguly became the CAB President and his happy with his position right now.

“When I got into administration, I was desperate to be the coach of the national side. (Jagmohan) Dalmiya called me and said ‘why you don’t you try for six months’. He passed away and none was around, so I became the CAB president. People take 20 years to become president. You have to live for the day,” said Ganguly as quoted by The Indian Express.

You never know what life will bring for you

Dada reckoned it is very hard to predict the future. The uncertainty of life is very much high in this case. He never knew that he would be appointed the captain of the national team when he wasn’t even the vice-captain.

“You should do what you can and not thinking about the outcome. You never know where life goes, you never know where life will take you. I went to Australia in 1999, I wasn’t even the vice-captain. Sachin (Tendulkar) was the captain and in three months I became the captain of India,” he concluded.