Influenced by Rishabh Pant’s game, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said that the wicketkeeper-batsman is a “match-winning player”. The former captain of the Indian cricket team said that he likes to watch the batting of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. “There are some great players in the country and as the chairman of the board, I don’t think anyone should say who my favorite player is,” said Ganguly. All are favorites for me but I am enjoying Kohli’s game, I am enjoying Rohit Sharma’s game. ‘
Ganguly said, “I am impressed with Rishabh Pant because I think he is the perfect match winner. Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Shami are brilliant. I love Shardul Thakur because he has the courage to do it. “There is a lot of talent in cricket in India,” said Ganguly. When (Sunil) Gavaskar was there, people wondered what would happen after him, then Sachin (Tendulkar), (Rahul) Dravid, Anil Kumble came. When Tendulkar, Dravid said goodbye to the game, players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant took charge of the team.
Ganguly was first selected in the Indian team for a tour of Australia in 1992, but did not get much chance after that. He said he became a better cricketer by remembering the tour of Australia, the experience there and the hard work that followed. He said, “I consider the 1992 series a failure for me. To be honest I didn’t get many opportunities to play and I came back from a tour of Australia, but I was young. That (series) really helped me become a better cricketer.‘
VR Sunil Gohil