Former India Cricket team skipper, Sourav Ganguly believes India will go to any World Cup as the favourites, whether they win or not, because of their consistency and quality.
Meanwhile, Ganguly was present in the capital city for his book launch titled ‘A Century Is Not Enough.’ He along with Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh participated in a candid chat show.
The trio relived memories from the past while Sehwag and Yuvraj lauded Ganguly for backing them. Moreover, they then made a name for themselves and had an illustrious career.
Ganguly said India was one of the title contenders in the 2003, 2007 editions of the World Cups and eventually went on to lift the trophy in 2011 under the leadership of MS Dhoni.
However, Ganguly stressed that he doesn’t believe in the word, best, as it depends on different situation. He also mentioned they India is a strong team to lift the cup in 2019 in England.
“I don’t believe in the word ‘best’ as different teams play well under different situations but we have a side which is very strong,” he said.
India are always favourites at World Cup
The southpaw revealed India had earned this tag playing quality cricket over the years. Ganguly also believes the culture and quality that come out every time makes Indian cricket special.
“We went to 2003 and 2007 World Cups as favourites, in 2011 we won and even now. It’s all because of the culture of Indian cricket and the quality which comes out every time which makes Indian cricket special,” Ganguly added.
Meanwhile, ICC has recently announced the schedule of the ICC World Cup next year in England and Wales. India will start their campaign against South Africa at Southampton on June 5.
They will play against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 16 at Manchester. It will be an exciting clash, as Pakistan defeated India the last time in England in 2017 Champions Trophy.