A day after the announcement as BCCI president-elect, the former Indian captain Saurav Ganguly spoke to the media on a wide range of aspects.
He spoke about his future action plan as BCCI president, along with making some sensational statements and key suggestions to the Team India.
‘Focus on Winning’
Ganguly said the Team India management should focus on winning more tournaments and held Virat Kohli responsible for the same.
“My only thing is that they need to win big tournaments. They are not going to win everytime but they have gone through seven tournaments without winning one,” Ganguly said in a statement.
He said the team should be prepared on that aspect mentally, adding, “That’s an issue which Virat needs to address. It doesn’t happen in the boardroom.”
In his remarks on being chosen for the BCCI top post, he said, “1996 will always be the biggest day of my life. I played a first Test match for India and nothing can beat that.” He had scored 100 in his debut Test match against England in that year.
He also made a mention about Team India Test wicketkeeper about Wriddhiman Saha, stating that the 34-year-old player will have to score more to continue playing for the country.
“I’m extremely happy that he plays for the country and does it so well behind the stumps. But my suggestion for him is that in front of the stumps also he has to play score a lot more runs. His wicketkeeping will never be doubled. If he has to play 100 test matches, he will have to score a lot more runs,” reads a statement.
Opportunity in Tough Situation
Speaking about his appointment as the BCCI top post, Ganguly said, “It’s two different lives- one is cricketer and the second one of administrator. I got an opportunity in a tough situation and it gives me tremendous confidence.”
On his future course of action as the BCCI President, he said, “First-class cricketers will be my priority and we will change their life.”
“You only look at the top but we will also look at the bottom as many gems of Indian cricket lie there and we will change their life,” he told media.