Sourav Ganguly lauds Dhoni as a ‘Great Captain’

SANDIPAN GHOSH / 02 April 2016

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly praised current India’s limited-over captain MS Dhoni. Despite suffering a loss against West Indies in the semi-final of ICC WT20 2016, Ganguly said, “He [Dhoni] has been a great captain for India. Nobody is perfect and I think he has been great. We all wanted India to go to the T20 World Cup finals and win the Cup but West Indies and England are the two best teams in the competition.”

The current CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal) president Sourav Ganguly also admires about the West Indies players. Ganguly stated, “This West Indies side will actually get people on the edge of their seats because of their power and ability. I think on that particular day at the Wankhede stadium two days ago West Indies were a lot better than India. To chase 193 in a semifinal is a special effort.”

On Sunday night, West Indies will play against England at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in the ICC WT20 2016 final.

Despite the flyover collapse tragedy in Kolkata on Thursday afternoon, where more than 25 people died and over 100 people injured, Ganguly said the cultural programme will not be called off which was planned for the final of ICC WT20 2016.

Ganguly said, “A little bit of cultural thing will happen. It has not been called off. It is a cultural event to showcase Bengal and I think it should be held. This is a small exposure to the culture of Bengal and we will go ahead with it. It is a four-minute performance and nothing to do with India.”

In this cultural programme, Bickram Ghosh will perform ‘tabla’ and Amaan Ali Khan–Ayaan Ali Khan will perform with sitar. Along with them, Tanushree Shankar will also show a dance performance.

Earlier, CAB also requested to all finalists of ICC WT20 2016 (both men and women) to wear black armbands in the final matches as a mark of respect to the families of the victims of the horrific flyover tragedy.

The ICC Women’s World T20 final will be also played on Sunday at afternoon between Australia and West Indies.