Former Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly is one of the most regarded cricketers in the history of the game. He has got immaculate exposure and carries an image of one of the aggressive and clever captain, who successfully led Team India in scaling a number of remarkable victories. Sourav Ganguly, in a statement has opined that Team India have got the capability to defend the World Cup. While talking to IANS, he said “India have got a good chance of defending the World Cup. They are a very good One-Day International (ODI) side wherever they play. Whether it is Australia or England, they are a top one-day side.”
Further elaborating Team India’s performance in Test and ODI’s he stated “Test matches overseas are an issue, but I am not really too worried about ODI performances and I think they will do well in Australia and New Zealand.”
Commenting on the long duration of Austrian tour consisting of 4 test Matches that are followed by an ODI series in England, Ganguly expressed hope “The players will get accustomed, but I don’t think they will get tired. They should not be thinking about this at all whether they are getting tired or not. The team will get a two-week break after the tri-series. They will come back to India and then go for the World Cup. A two-week break is enough these days.”
Keeping in view the fact that Dhoni does not have a sparkling record so far as the overseas performance of team India is concerned, Ganguly said “The players will get accustomed, but I don’t think they will get tired. They should not be thinking about this at all whether they are getting tired or not. The team will get a two-week break after the tri-series. They will come back to India and then go for the World Cup. A two-week break is enough these days.”
Expressing concern over the recent form of Virat Kohli, he opined “He is just going through a phase where he is struggling with his form and it happens to everyone. You play for a period of time and you hit these patches and he has hit a patch from which he will come out. If there is a technical issue, I am sure he will sort it out. It happens to various players in various times of their careers. For me, he is a class act. Look at the amount of runs he has scored in the last four years and you cannot be ordinary and score all those runs for four years.”
A large number of fans of the game in this cricket mad country are also relying upon the similar faith and hope that Team India will be able to add another glory.