Sourav Ganguly, who is the only person to file the nomination for the post of the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), praised the Virat Kohli-led team as a “good side”
Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who is set to take over as the president of the BCCI, has a message for Virat Kohli and the Indian team.
Ganguly, who is the only person to file the nomination for the post of the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), praised the Kohli-led outfit as a “good side” but wants the 'Men in blue' to win ICC tournaments.
Recently, India lost to New Zealand in the semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2019 in England. Earlier, they lost to Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017. In the World T20 2016, they failed to cross the semi-final hurdle, losing to West Indies.
"India's performance is satisfactory. I think it is a very good side. My only concern is that they need to win big tournaments. I'm not saying they are going to win every time. It is not possible," Ganguly said on Tuesday (October 15) after the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) facilitated him in Kolkata, for filing BCCI president post nomination.
"But they have gone through seven big tournaments without winning one, they are a much better side than that. That is the only area where they need to get themselves ready mentally," he added.
When asked whether he is joining any political party after meeting Union home minister Amit Shah, Ganguly said, “My meeting with Amit Shah for the first time was special and different. I met him for the first time ever, neither did I ask a question on BCCI, whether I was going to get a post or not, nor any discussion of you will only get this, if you agree to that happened, there is no political development.”
Shah’s son Jay Shah has filed nomination for the post of BCCI secretary. Like Ganguly, he too is set to be elected unopposed. Today (October 16) is the last day to withdraw nominations.
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Last Updated 16, Oct 2019, 9:15 AM