As of now, the Indian Cricket is in safe hands as there is no dearth of talent in any section of the game. All the youngsters are making most of their opportunities in domestic cricket to knock the doors of the selection panel more often than not. Meanwhile, the stylish southpaw Sourav Ganguly wants selectors to give them repeated chances in order to build the future.
The ongoing three-match T20I series against South Africa is part of the teams’ preparations for the T20 World Cup next year in Australia, but Ganguly believes the tournament shouldn’t be hyped just yet, as it can harm preparations. He wants to look at the present and wants to build the team for the future.
There is some serious talent in domestic cricket – Sourav Ganguly
Recently, Virat Kohli quoted that any youngster shouldn’t expect more than five chances to make their name in the International cricket. However, Sourav Ganguly has got a different opinion, as he believes that youngsters need to get consistent chances in order to settle in their shoes at the highest level.
And also, the former India captain Sourav Ganguly has criticized Virat Kohli’s team selection for the first Test against the West Indies. He further said that he was surprised to see the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav sitting out despite proving themselves time and again.
“The most important thing for India is to not look at the World T20 next year,” Ganguly wrote in his column for The Times of India. “Before the last (ODI) World Cup, there was too much noise about it and that sometimes is not good. What they (Team India) need to do is pick the best possible players and give them consistent opportunities, as there is some serious talent in the domestic circuit.”
“Virat, Rohit (Sharma), Shikhar (Dhawan), Hardik (Pandya) and (Ravindra) Jadeja have made a mark already and the young firepower needs to come in to take this team to the next level,” the 47-year-old wrote.
Well, the current Indian National Cricket Team is in safe hands with the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Bumrah performing on a regular basis. As Sourav Ganguly said, it is more important for Indian cricket to look after the next generation.