Last Update on: May 29th, 2019 at 05:14 pm
Recently updated on May 29th, 2019 at 05:14 pm
After seeing Sourav Ganguly playing the role of a captain and a cricket administrator with utmost aplomb, the fans can see him coaching the Indian team sometime in future as the legendary captain refused to rule out the possibility of becoming a cricket coach in the future.
“I don’t know, it’s too early to say. See, only one person gets appointed as coach. I have gone from different roles, from one to the other, so it depends on opportunities,” he told India Blooms.
The batting legend, who had led India to the final of the 2003 World Cup final, further heaved lavish praise on Mahendra Singh Dhoni who enjoyed unprecedented success as captain.
When asked about the reason behind the captains from Eastern India enjoying huge success, Ganguly said:“It never used to, but the last two leaders were good. I took over in 2000 and carried on till 2006 and Dhoni took over in 2008-09 till 2015. These were the two captains from east over a period of fifteen years. He did about seven years and I did about six years. I don’t know the reason, it’s just that they were good captains, there’s no hard and fast rule. Both were good players and ultimately became good captains. Dhoni is a remarkable captain.”
Ganguly was also instrumental in shaping up the Indian cricket at the turn of the millennium. The current president of Cricket Association of Bengal took over the reigns of the team after the match-fixing scandal but soon transformed it into world beaters.
When asked whether current India skipper Virat Kohli would enjoy as much success as him and Dhoni, he said: “Dhoni is a remarkable captain. Yes, I think a captain is as good as his team. Both Dhoni and I had good teams, Virat Kohli has a good team. So, I think he will do well.”