Sourav Ganguly is back at the Lord’s Cricket Ground as the President of the BCCI in the ongoing Test series against England. He made his Test debut against England back in 1996 and then won the Natwest Trophy in 2002. He has also visited the ground as a commentator a few times. Each time he comes to the stadium, he gets nostalgic and similar was the case on his recent visit as well.
The official Twitter handle of the Lord’s Cricket Ground posted a video of Sourav Ganguly speaking about the ground. He spoke that he has seen the stadium grow over time and has a soft corner for the venue.
“Its absolutely brilliant. I have seen the stadium grow. When I came in 1996, the stands were different. Came in as a commentator. This ground just grows, It’s got a rich history. You can see the old stand, they still keep it as it is and new up the other parts of the ground. Its a brilliant place to play cricket” said Ganguly.
— Lord's Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) August 14, 2021
Meanwhile, after he reached Lord’s, Sourav Ganguly took to Instagram and shared an emotional message on Instagram. He spoke about his days as a player playing at this venue and the success he has at this venue. He scored a century in the very first that he played for India in 1996. In 2002, he won the Natwest Trophy by beating England in the final The Natwest win remains Ganguly’s greatest win as Indian skipper.
“Came here as player first in 1996 ..and then as captain..enjoyed the game at lord’s today as an administrator…india was and is in a good position all the times ..this game of cricket is majestic”.
Sourav Ganguly To Discuss Ravi Shastri’s Future
After having a successful international career, Sourav Ganguly is now the BCCI President having been appointed for the post in 2019. Meanwhile, a BCCI official briefed the press about the purpose of Ganguly’s visit to England.
“Too early to talk about this, but as you are aware the president, secretary, treasurer, and vice-president are landing in London today. So they will interact with Shastri and the team and discuss various things around the tour and future of Indian cricket. If there is much to the topic of Shastri not looking to continue, it will surely be discussed over the course of the Lord’s Test. But I would still say too early,” the source said as reported by Insidesport.