Sehwag says India cricket team will benefit from Ganguly as new BCCI President.
Virender Sehwag, India cricket team’s former opener, was one of the many cricket figures who celebrated Sourav Ganguly’s appointment as BCCI President. Sehwag said that he is happy that Ganguly will handle the main governing body of cricket in India. ‘It was really heartening to hear that Ganguly wants to start from home. One of his opening statements was about improving India’s domestic cricket. He is the best man to do the job. Ganguly knows the problems at the grassroots. When he was dropped from the Indian team, he spent a lot of time travelling around the country. I still remember that when he returned to the Indian team, he used to talk about what was lacking in the domestic circuit’, said Sehwag.
Sehwag also said that some of the best cricketers in India cricket team were trained under Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy. He said that Ganguly gave the players the confidence they need to take the team’s game forward.
‘He gave a player the kind of confidence that makes him forget that he has actually flopped in the last eight to 10 innings. By some strange miracle, the player would think that he was actually performing well. And with that confidence, he would give his 100 percent all the time and win matches. That I think was Dada’s biggest strength as a leader’.
‘He would ask the senior players – me, Harbhajan (Singh), Zaheer (Khan)– about the opposition and also the conditions. Once we had given our inputs, he would have six to seven views. After that, he would either follow one view or come up with his own view that was different from everyone, which he thought was good for him. This, I think, is a great leadership approach’.
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