Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. Photo Credit: BCCI

Team India have been a dominant force in world cricket in across formats; however, they have failed to win an ICC organised event for almost seven years now. The newly-elected Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly wan the Virat Kohli-led Men in Blues to win ICC events and the former India skipper is hopeful that the side is capable of doing so.

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Meanwhile, India last won an ICC event during the ICC Champions Trophy in England in 2013. The team, under the leadership of MS Dhoni, defeated the host in the final clash to lift the coveted trophy. Since then, they have reached the semifinals of two ICC World Cup before bowing out of the competition. They also reached the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 but lost to arch-rivals Pakistan in the pinnacle clash.

Sourav Ganguly, who took India to the finals of the ICC World Cup in 2003, feels the Kohli-led team should go all the way if they reach the semifinals. He also added that this is a mental thing, and only the players can overcome this challenge.

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India can win ICC events – Sourav Ganguly

“India being such a good side, they have lost in the semis in the last two-three tournaments. I don’t think anybody can do anything except the players. It’s a mental thing. If you get to the semis, you need to go past it,” Ganguly said on Sunday.

Speaking further on the same, Sourav Ganguly is hopeful that this side which has players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah can take the team all the way at some point of time. He also sounded confident that this Team India will win ICC trophies and promised to provide all the facilities needed to develop the team. India will be eyeing the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in Australia next year.

“I am sure Virat (Kohli), Rohit (Sharma) and other players will hopefully do it at one stage. We can support them. In my playing days, I could bat and get India to a final. But none of us can do it now. We can only help. We can give them what they want — can give them facilities, but I am sure this team will get past,” Ganguly concluded.

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