The period when Sourav Ganguly served Team India saw a major rise in their cricket. Not only Ganguly inculcated the aggressive, never back down type of tendency among the Indian cricketers but the time saw the rise of their fast bowling unit. Ganguly oversaw a period when the Indian team had some of the finest fast bowlers.
His era saw fast bowlers like Javagal Srinath, Venkatesh Prasad, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Ajit Agarkar and Irfan Pathan help the Indian cricket progress. The pace unit was successful across formats as India continued to become a challenging side across formats.
Sourav Ganguly: The coaches, fitness trainers helped India fast bowling grow
Sourav Ganguly said that the coaches, fast bowlers and the change in culture helped the fast bowling for the Indian cricket team grow. Ganguly also added that the fitness regime not only helped the fast bowlers but also the batsmen grew enormously. It made them believe that they are fit and strong and can perform better.
“The coaches, fitness trainers and also I think the change in culture. Fitness routines, fitness standards not only the fast bowlers but also among batters that has changed enormously that has made everyone believe that if we are fit, we are strong, we can also bowl fast,” Ganguly told India opener Mayank Agarwal in a chat.
In the current generation, the baton for fast bowling is passed on to the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav, who together form one of the finest fast bowling unit in world cricket today.
India’s next scheduled assignments against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka have been called off. Most Indian players might next be seen in action if the IPL takes place in September this year.