I would love to coach Indian cricket team if given opportunity: Sourav Ganguly

Speaking at a felicitation event, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly shared his views on the current scenario of the Indian cricket team. Alongside, also stated that he would be glad to coach the Men in Blue in near future

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Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly is regarded as one of the greatest to have led the Indian cricket team and is also well-known for his aggressive approach on and off the field. Ganguly, fondly known as 'Dada' has never shied away from expressing his views and has been vocal towards the betterment of Indian cricket.

Recently, the former left-handed batsman spoke at a felicitation event where he talked about the current developments of and around the Indian cricket team. While talking about the recent appointment of the incumbent head coach, Ravi Shastri, Ganguly said,

I just wish the team good luck. India has been winning games under his (Shastri's) guidance and I hope they continue to do the same in the near future. However, I hope that they reach ahead of the semi-finals in the major ICC tournaments. Previously, they had lost in the semi-finals (Cricket World 2015, T20 World Cup 2016, and Cricket World Cup 2019) after a stellar run throughout the tournament."

He also added that he was a great supporter for the appointment of Indian coaches as it was easier to communicate with the team players. He also said that they understood the players better and therefore, he was glad about the appointment of the current support staff.

Meanwhile, he was all praises for the Indian skipper Virat Kohli. 

"Back when I was the captain, I used to play to win. I did not mind losing but I always played to win. I see Virat going on the field with the same attitude. He doesn't win always but he always plays to win."

However, Ganguly who has captained the team earlier said that he would love to coach the team in near future,

"I would like to become a coach. While it doesn't have to right now, I would like to serve the team of provided with an opportunity."

However, as he praised the team and the coaches, he seemed a bit worried about the 'Conflict of Interest' issue as he asked the Cricket Advisory Committee to be a 'bit more practical' when it came to the conflict of interest.

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