BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has been actively taking part in all BCCI-related activities. He had also recently discussed some ideas in the board’s Annual General Meeting in Mumbai. The Ganguly-led team had then proposed to put an end to the Supreme Court-mandated administrative reforms on contract cap of the board’s office-bearers. If granted by the Supreme Court, the decision will see Sourav Ganguly continue in his post as BCCI president till 2024 period.
According to Lodha recommendations, Sourav Ganguly cannot hold more than one position in BCCI. It is to be noted that in the recent past, conflict of interest has been a huge area of concern for Indian cricket. Case in point, Ganguly has been thoroughly enjoying his spell at BCCI and has played a significant role in staging India’s historic day-night Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in front of a jam-packed crowd. India beat Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs to register their maiden victory in the pink-ball format.
After the success of the pink-ball Test affair, Ganguly has now shifted his focus in assisting the Virat Kohli-led side prepare for the upcoming T20 World Cup which is scheduled to be held in Australia next year. In a recent event, the former Indian captain said he wants to share some ideas with skipper Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri regarding India’s plans and preparations for the World T20.
My favourite film is Sholay: Sourav Ganguly
During the same event, he expressed his interest in Indian cinema. Ganguly had disclosed that Amitabh Bachchan’s blockbuster Sholay is his all-time favourite movie. The iconic film which hit the screens in 1975 also stars Dharmendra, Hema Malini and Amjad Khan in lead roles. Ganguly also stated that Khan’s character of Gabbar Singh and Amitabh Bachchan’s character of Jai in the 1975 classic are the lead characters from Sholay movie which he would have liked to play on screen.
“My all-time favourite film is Sholay. That’s a very difficult question because I don’t think I can act. But some of my favourite characters would be you know, Amitabh Bachchan and surely Gabbar Singh in Sholay. Gabbar Singh was a bit more popular not that I can play a Gabbar Singh, but his role in Sholay actually made that film” the BCCI chief added in a statement.
Sourav Ganguly added that he has been a massive admirer of Satyajit Ray’s films and the characters in them. “I was very fond of Soumitra Chattopadhyay’s roles in different Satyajit Ray films. I thought it was fantastic. Not just his role but the entire cast of the Satyajit Ray films were fantastic,” he said.