‘It is up to you all to judge my legacy’ – Sourav Ganguly opens up on his tenure as BCCI president
The BCCI president and the former Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly has been around many controversies relating to India’s captaincy lately. Virat Kohli was sacked as the ODI captain, and Ganguly said Virat was informed about his decision in advance. Virat, on the other hand, countered this statement publicly.
When asked about his legacy as the president of the board, Ganguly said that it was everyone else who would judge him for what he has done in his tenure as the president. He went on to add that the Covid-19 pandemic was a big challenge and that they successfully handled the situation.
Speaking to Sportstar, he said, “What’s my legacy? Well, I won’t be able to tell it now. Let’s see what happens. It is up to you all to judge my legacy, it is what it is. But it has been under tough circumstances due to Covid-19 over the last two years. The pandemic has wreaked havoc all over the world and we are fortunate that we could still manage to get a majority of cricket done.”
Ganguly was appointed as the board president in 2019 and has seen some great challenges due to the pandemic. From tours being canceled to matches being played behind closed doors, India overcame all of it. At first, the series against South Africa was cancelled at the last moment, and later IPL saw many problems in its course.
Ganguly said, with Rahul Dravid as the Indian coach and VVS Laxman as the head of National Cricket Academy, the team dynamics are in place.
The former India captain said, “We have put everything in place. Laxman and Rahul work together. There are coaches who work alongside them. The U-19 coaches, too, work with the NCA and some of them are currently with the team in the World Cup. The new NCA facility is being built, the construction will start probably this month. It will take 18 months to finish. Everything has been put in place.”