In the recent days, there is a buzz heard about Suorav Ganguly becoming the coach of Indian cricket team. Here are five distinct reasons to appoint Suorav Ganguly as the Indian cricket teams coach.
Ganguly- A successful Captain.
In the past he took over the charge of Indian cricket team from Sachin Tendulkar . Under his captaincy, the team soared greater heights and was appreciated all over the world. The question now arises whether he will be able to perform in the same manner as the coach as well. Will he be able to coach in the way he has captained and led the team.
Ganguly –the conqueror.
Ganguly has always been recognized as one of the most successful captain in the world of cricket. He has brought victory to particularly in the test format of cricket. Under Ganguly’s captaincy India beat world champions including Australia, West Indies, England and Pakistan. Although Mahender Singh Dhoni is presently referred as a victorious captain but the credit to glorify Indian cricket team in the format of test matches goes to Suorav Ganguly.
Ganguly- The talent hunter
Ganguly has great proficiency in spotting the young and skilled players. It is not a less known fact that it was Ganguly who gave a break to Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj Singh. He brought forward these players to exhibit their cricket skills to the world. Thus Saurav Ganguly can be labeled as “the talent hunter”.
Ganguly-“The riser from the sand”
Ganguly has been known for his fighting spirit. He is being idealized for “never give up” attitude. In the time when the Australian players, Aussies, were popular for their crude and bitter language, Ganguly told his team members to reply them in a unique way. He asked them to avoid indulging themselves into arguments, instead, reply the opponent team back with a victory. He after every failure or defeat used to hit back harder than ever. This approach brought a tremendous positive mind-set among the players.
Ganguly – The enthusiastic cricketer
Saorav Ganguly is a perfect at handling situations. He also knows when to soften and harden himself. He also believes in tit for tat which was seen particularly in the stadium, Marylebone Cricket Club. He took off his shirt after the victory against England. This action became a glistening headline for many days.
With Virat Kohli as the captain of the present test cricket team and Saorav Ganguly as the coach, we can expect some good days coming to the Indian team. Virat’s aggression and Ganguly’s positivity would definitely spice up the team’s performance. Both the cricketers share various similar traits. Both of them have been seen sharing gestures of goodwill and friendship. In the meantime, it can be a dangerous situation as well. It can result into the clash of the titans between Virat and Saorav.
Ganguly, in his cricket career as a captain, has won 72 matches. He also registered 65 defeats and five no-result matches out of 146 matches. His test match career also has been fruitful. He has won 21 matches. He also registered a few defeats amounting to a number of 13 and a total of 15 drawn matches.
In a recent conversation Brett Lee was asked to express his views. Ganguly was pretty much admired by him. He also gave vote in favor of Ganguly and has expressed his confidence in the abilities of Saorav Ganguly. He said that Ganguly would do a great job as a coach.
The matter is yet to be decided. Board of Cricket to Cricket in India (BCCI) is still pondering on the notion of appointing Ganguly and consequently removing the current Coach Ravi Shastri. BCCI need to be very careful in coming to a decision. It needs to be done diligently.