BCCI president-elect Ganguly wants India to buck trend of losing knockout games in ICC events
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who is set to be the new Board of Control for Cricket in India president, wants the Virat Kohli-led side to reverse the trend of losing the knock-out games in International Cricket Council events.
“India are a good team. I know they have not won a big tournament. But they play well in big tournaments except the semi-finals and the final. Hopefully, Virat can change it around. He is a champion player,” Ganguly told reporters in Kolkata on Tuesday.
India have not won an ICC event since lifting the 2013 Champions Trophy in England. The team finished runner-up in the 2017 Champions Trophy final after losing to Pakistan. In the World Cup earlier this year, India were one of the favourites to win the title but ended up losing the semi-final to New Zealand. In the 2016 World T20 held at home, India failed to go beyond the semi-finals.