Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly took charge as the BCCI president on Wednesday. As soon as he was formally announced as the BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly donned his captain’s blazer as he became the first Indian captain to head the board in 65 years. The legendary captain has promised a new start for the BCCI and to do what’s best for Indian cricket.

“We don’t know what’s happened in the past three years, we weren’t part of it [BCCI], there were no AGMs or working committee meetings. We’ll take note of everything and do what’s best for Indian cricket,” said Ganguly.

Hopes will be sky high from the man who knows a thing or two about bailing Indian cricket from trouble. He had taken over as the team’s captain in 2000 in a similar situation. Indian cricket was going through one of its darkest phases due to the match-fixing scandal before Sourav Ganguly took charge of the team.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly (Credits – Getty)

In no time, he made the team a formidable unit which changed the course of Indian cricket. Ganguly is widely credited for instilling the winning culture. The Indian cricket fraternity will be hoping the same result from Ganguly as the BCCI president. Meanwhile, cricketers and fans have been busy congratulating Ganguly for his new role.

And his former teammate Suresh Raina also joined the bandwagon. The out-of-favour India batsman took to Twitter to state that he is delighted over Ganguly becoming the president. Congratulating Ganguly, Raina wrote:

“This makes me so happy. Having learnt from and played with you Dada, I know that you’re going to excel at your new role , treat it with utmost sincerity and passion, much like you always did on field. Congratulations, @SGanguly99 and all the best for the journey ahead.👍”

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