BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has a word of advice for the Indian team led by Virat Kohli who is looking to win his maiden World Cup title. He has previously lost two ICC knockout games and is about to step down from captaincy after the mega event in the ICC. This is his last chance in the T20 format to help India win a World T20 title which the team last won under MS Dhoni way back in 2007.
Talking to PTI, Sourav Ganguly opened up on how the team should approach the tournament.
“You don’t become champions easily and you just don’t become champions just by stepping into a tournament, so they have to get through the process, they have to show maturity. They all have the talent, they all have the skill to score runs and take wickets at this level. They just have to be mentally in good space to win the World Cup” Ganguly said when asked what India needs to do to win the title.
Ganguly further said that the side needs to take one game at a time instead of focusing on the final straightaway.
“…(the) title is only won when the finals are finished. So, you have a lot of cricket to be played before that and I think India should focus (on) every game, India should focus on winning every game and just taking it from there and not think about the title at the start,” he said.
Focus On The Process Rather Than Thinking About Result: Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly further said that the side are strong contenders to lift the title and thus they should focus on the process instead of thinking about the final outcome.
“They (India) will always be contenders in whatever competition they play in and the challenge for them is to be at peace with themselves, focus on the process rather than the results because the most toughest thing and the most wrong thing to do is when you take guard and you think I am here to win the World Cup.”
“…what is important is to play the next ball which is coming out of the hand and keep doing that till you get to the finals,” he added.