Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir is delighted for the future of Indian cricket. All the cricket lovers and former players are happy after Sourav Ganguly’s selection for the BCCI president. On 23rd October, Ganguly will take up this charge.
Ganguly has experience in administration as he was the president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for more than 4 years. The former Indian captain was successful in leading the team and now everybody are hoping to repeat his same strategy in a big position.
Gautam Gambhir praises the decision taken by the board. He hopes that there will be some major changes in Indian cricket which will be better for the future.
“Indian cricket has been scoring winners across the board. For starters, former India captain Sourav Ganguly being announced as the next BCCI president is a big leap taken by Indian cricket,” Gambhir wrote in his column for Times of India.
Ganguly should get support: Gambhir
He also opined that Ganguly should get the support of the board members so that he could easily bring some revolutions. Gambhir expressed that Ganguly should get support from the team and board in the same way when he was captain.
Sourav Ganguly will hold the new post for the next 10 months after which he will go to cooling-off period. Gambhir opined that Ganguly should serve for longer period not just for 10 months because it will be a wasted exercise.
“His administrative skills will be tested but if I know Dada well, his ability to inclusive growth will hold him in good stead. But I just hope that Dada gets more than 10 months to perform otherwise it will be a wasted exercise.
He further also mentioned Brian Lara who recently praised the bowling department of India. The former West Indies captain said that watching Indian bowlers attacking reminds him of the golden era of West Indies. Gambhir said that it is a big comment from Lara.
“If Lara today says that our bowling unit reminds him of West Indian pace battery then a lot of credit should go to the current captain and his support staff. Fast bowling and Indian cricket were largely an alien concept but remember we won this Test series without Jasprit Bumrah,” Gambhir.