The Indian cricket team’s success has been on a wide display for one and all to see. Under the leadership of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, the team has stood well ahead of all the competing nations in the last decade, and their recent triumphs in Australia and the subsequent one against England at home have ticked almost every box.
What has also been worthy of plenty of credit has been the style in which Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president, has led the administrative role to perfection and has provided the team with every resource needed to excel.
In a recent chat with Star Sports, the BCCI president enlisted the many reasons behind India’s success story at the international level and he appreciated the entire team for its remarkable dominance across the cricket world.
The cricket system is robust: Sourav Ganguly
“The system is strong – domestic cricket, NCA (National Cricket Academy), coaches. The IPL is also a reason. Fairness of selection; only the best gets picked. There is transparency. The cricket system is robust. Four-day and T20 (cricket) are different, but the IPL does help. Gives confidence that you can play at this level. Talent is important and adjustment is not a problem,” Ganguly said.
Ganguly also reflected on his journey back as Indian captain to now fulfilling the role of BCCI chief.
“These are two different generations. This is a superb phase. We drew with Australia in Australia, beat England in England and Pakistan in Pakistan. Won in New Zealand, too. It was a glorious phase. This team is doing so well. I leave it at that. What happened in 2003, can’t be compared with 2021. I was involved both times – captain and now the BCCI president,” he stated.
India will now take on New Zealand in the World Test Championship, which will be followed by a five-match Test series against England that will go until mid-September. Meanwhile, a three-match ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka has also been confirmed where India will be sending its ‘B’ squad given the first-choice players will be in England during the same time.