Last Update on: July 8th, 2023 at 12:53 pm
Former Indian skipper and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is celebrating his 51st birthday on July 8. He reportedly played a big role in Eden Gardens getting the second semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2023.
Ganguly is certainly remembered as one of the most successful captains of the Indian cricket team. He is also remembered for the work he did as an administrator for Indian cricket. Hosting the Pink-Ball Test in Kolkata in 2019 was one of the best. He also played a part in the successful completion of IPL 2020 and 2021 during Covid.
On the occasion of his 51st birthday, Sourav Ganguly spoke to Rev Sportz on various matters of India and world cricket. One of the matters he spoke about was Ajit Agarkar’s appointment for the post of the BCCI Chief Selector.
Wish Him All The Best: Sourav Ganguly To Ajit Agarkar
“Wish him all the best. I am sure he will have his own ideas about doing what is best for Indian cricket, and hopefully he will do a good job” said Ganguly on Agarkar’s appointment.
The position was vacant since Chetan Sharma’s exit following a sting operation by a news channel. The position is now filled with the selection of Agarkar for the Chief Selector’s post. He will head the panel along with other members namely, Shiv Sundar Das, Salil Ankola, Subroto Bannerjee, and Sridharan Sharath.
Ajit Agarkar has a lot of experience playing international cricket for India. He has played 26 Tests, 191 ODIs, and four T20Is and has an impressive cricket career behind him.
Ajit Agarkar’s name was recommended for the position based on his seniority and experience. After retiring from international cricket, Agarkar served as the chief selector for the senior Mumbai team. He was also the assistant coach of Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022 and 2023 alongside head coach Ricky Ponting. Agarkar also worked with Ganguly who rejoined the Capitals as the Director Of Cricket ahead of IPL 2023.
The CAC recommended his name based on the number of Test matches (26) he played for India. Besides that, he is a well-known name within the Indian cricket fraternity. He did a lot of commentary stints before becoming the Chief Selector and thus seeing players from close quarters.