'Sourav Ganguly will go a long way as the BCCI President' - Saqlain Mushtaq

‘Sourav Ganguly will go a long way as the BCCI President’ – Saqlain Mushtaq

The former Pakistani star spinner also reminisced about their playing days and about the mutual respect between India and Pakistan.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Sourav Ganguly sent shockwaves all over the cricketing world as he was elected as the new BCCI President after a lengthy period of CoA rule. Ganguly, the former India captain and former Cricket Association of Bengal President will be at the helm for the first time at the top post. He received wishes from everywhere on his appointment.

He has already taken positive steps in ensuring the Indian board is the leader in world cricket going forward. He started with convincing Virat Kohli and co. for a day-night Test and then hosted the pink-ball Test match at Eden Gardens against Bangladesh, making a huge spectacle of the event. Ganguly has big plans for Team India and one of his former foes on field, Saqlain Mushtaq wished him well in his YouTube video.

Sourav Ganguly was a tremendous captain: Saqlain Mushtaq

“Sourav Ganguly has done a tremendous job when he was captaining India and I am sure that he will go a long way in taking the game of cricket in his country forward as the BCCI President. All the best and go ahead,” said Saqlain Mushtaq on his YouTube show. The former Pakistani star spinner also reminisced about their playing days and about the mutual respect between India and Pakistan.

”When we used to play, there used to be a tremendous amount of passion from both sides. Even the fans used to make their presence felt. There used to be some misunderstandings as well, and even I have been a part of it. However, all these were only limited to the ground. Once the match got over, we all used to put them behind us,” he added.

Here is the video:

Meanwhile, PCB chairman Ehsan Mani stirred a hornet’s nest by saying that India is currently the most unsafe place to play cricket given the ongoing CAA protests all over the nation. India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral series since 2013 while meeting in ICC events and Asia Cup. Mani mentioned that if someone doesn’t want to tour Pakistan, they need to prove how unsafe it is. He then said, “At this time, India is a far greater security risk than Pakistan.”

Pakistan had hosted Sri Lanka for a 2-Test series, which were played in Rawalpindi and Karachi after a decade and won the second Test handsomely to win their first series at home in 10 years.

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