Veteran English skipper, Nasser Hussain has credited former Indian skipper, Sourav Ganguly, for turning India into the tough team that it is today. Nasser Hussain said that it is because of the contributions of Sourav Ganguly that the Indian National Cricket Team has emerged as a globally dominant force in world cricket over the last 15-20 years.
During his tenure, Sourav Ganguly has led Team India in 146 ODIs and 49 Tests, out of which the team emerged victorious on 76 and 21 occasions respectively. A major turnaround came in world cricket when team India announced their domination by winning the Natwest Trophy in England back in the year 2002. The Ganguly-led India beat Nasser Hussain’s England in the final in a nail-biting encounter.
Now, Nasser Hussain has heaped praise on the former Indian skipper for bringing a makeover shift in Indian cricket and helping them become world-beaters.
Nasser Hussain Heaps Praise On Sourav Ganguly
“Before Sourav, India was a nice team, great players, Azhar, Javagal Srinath, they had some fantastic players, but before Sourav, they were a nice team. Very sort of ‘good morning, how you doing’, you know a bit like you Harsha to be honest (light-hearted tone), very nice (and) pleasant. Ganguly made them a tough team,” Nasser Hussain said.
“Waiting for the toss for Ganguly, it is half past 10, 10.31 in England, ‘where is Ganguly’? Steve Waugh, me, everyone (light-hearted tone),” Nasser further said.
Nasser Hussain Lauds Virat Kohli As The Indian Skipper
Nasser Hussain also hailed current India skipper Virat Kohli for changing the culture of the Indian unit in terms of fitness. “I think the way Kohli has driven India, you know their fitness, change in culture, and their winning mentality is all down to Kohli,” Nasser said.
Virat Kohli has been an impressive skipper, especially in Test cricket for team India. Virat has led his national team in 55 Test matches out of which the team has won 33 games and lost just 12 games. On the other hand, 10 games have ended in a draw, and he has a win percentage of 60 in the most extended format of the game. He has helped India conquer almost every team in every part of the globe.