Sourav Ganguly drops massive hint on coaching the current Indian team
Head coach Ravi Shastri managed to keep his job for another two years and Cricket Advisory Comittee feels that Shastri is the perfect fit for the job. The former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri outwitted the ranks of Tom Moody, Robin Singh, lalchand Rajput and Mike Hesson to retain his position as India’s head coach.
Ravi Shastri’s present contract will end after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup in 2021. This also carves a chance for the former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly to step into the contention when the Indian team looks for the next head coach.
Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has conveyed a mega indication on coaching the current team India, but with that being said, Ganguly did not manifest that he was thrilled but he did go on to clarify that the job does intrigue him.
Currently, Sourav Ganguly is the president of Bengal cricket association and mentor of Delhi Capitals. He is also a quiz master in a Bengali quiz show and also does commentary sometimes.
“Let one coach finish, then we will think about the other coach,” Ganguly told reporters on the sidelines of Tata Steel Kolkata 25K launch.
“In any case, I am already a coach. I look after the Delhi Capitals in the IPL. In my first season last year, they did well. They went to the semifinals from being last for last seven years so it’s been good,” he added.
This was not the first instance that Ganguly spoke about his chances of becoming the Indian cricket team’s coach. He had manifested his impulse of taking the job last month. The former had also affirmed that he would apply for the post in the future.
“Currently, I’m associated with too many things — IPL, CAB, TV commentary. Let me complete this. But I will definitely put my hat at some stage. Provided I get selected.
But definitely, I’m interested. Not now but in the future,” Sourav Ganguly previously said.First published: 18 September 2019, 15:00 IST