Former India captain and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly recently appeared on a show with Mayank Agarwal. The clip from the show was posted via BCCI’s official Twitter handle.
Ganguly was asked if he was born in the era of T20 cricket, would he have reinvented himself as a T20 player or just continued playing ODI and test cricket.
To which he replied, “T20 is very important. I would have changed my game. It’s the licence to keep swinging and keep hitting.”
The spontaneous reply from Sourav Ganguly does prove that the Indian Legend supports T20 cricket. He’s also mentioned how he’d reinvent himself to fit the demands in the T20 Format.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 5, 2020
Sourav Ganguly, who played 77 T20 matches for Bengal, Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune Warriors has a decent strike rate of 107 mainly opening the innings for his team. With the kind of player Ganguly was, we could have seen him attack more early on in the innings if he played more of T20s.
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He also captained the Kolkata franchise in the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League. Later he was replaced by Brendon McCullum in 2009 due to dispute with coach John Buchanan.
To further talk about Sourav Ganguly in T20s, he has picked up 29 wickets in the format with part-time medium pace. Earlier in 2012 during the IPL, we saw how Ganguly picked up Kevin Pietersen’s wicket coming on after the timeout.
Ganguly was the President of Cricket Association of Bengal from 2014 to 2020. On October 2019 he became 35th President of the Board Of Cricket Control India. Since taking over the chair, he has done an exceptional job so far. From conducting Day-Night Test against Bangladesh to running the administration with strict hands, Ganguly has proved that he is here to stay.