Retired former skipper Sourav Ganguly is ready to make the leap from the commentary box to the cricket field… but this time as coach of the national cricket team.
“Obviously, I have interest in coaching but only time will tell what can happen in future. If the BCCI feels that I can be a good coach, I will be ready. I feel I can create a difference in terms of the ability, form and development of the players. That will be the way for me to repay the game,” Ganguly told news channel Aaj Tak.
Ganguly has been known to favour foreign coaches but he now believes it is the right time for an Indian to take over— someone who knows the inner setup.
“Different captains and different coaches brought in the culture within the team where the players believed they could do well abroad. But Indian cricket is well aware of the modern techniques now. Don’t forget we won the World T20 in 2007 and the CB Series in 2008 under Lalchand Rajput,” Ganguly said.
Ganguly brought the best out of his team on foreign soil when he was captain. And with a lot of questions being raised about Duncan Fletcher’s ability to do the same, the BCCI know who to call in case they feel the need for change.