Sourav Ganguly, after taking the charge as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said Virat Kohli is the most important man in the Indian cricket, adding that he will speak with him and support in every possible manner. “I will speak to Virat Kohli tomorrow, will support him in every possible way, whatever he wants,” Sourav Ganguly said at the press conference on Wednesday. Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, India recently registered their 11th consecutive Test series win at home, defeating South Africa 3-0 in a three-match Test series.
“Virat Kohli has taken the Indian team to a new level. We have been with him and we will be with him,” Ganguly added.
The 47-year-old, who previously acted as the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), said he will lead the Indian cricket board the same way he led Team India.
“No compromise on credibility, corruption-free and same for all BCCI, just as I led India,” he said.
Ganguly is the first India cricketer after the Maharaja of Vizianagaram to become the president of the BCCI.
The former India captain cited examples of former BCCI presidents Jagmohan Dalmiya and N Srinivasan to explain how they supported Ganguly during his captaincy.
“Our focus is to make cricketers’ life easier. When I was the captain and Jagmohan Dalmiya was the president, I don’t remember that we asked for something and were ever refused.
“Virat is the captain now and we will have the same relations. Whatever he needs to help India play well, we will provide that to him. Kohli has taken the Indian team to a new level. We have been with him and we will be with him,” Ganguly added.
Ganguly became the 39th BCCI President for a nine-month period after getting elected unopposed.
Source By NDTV