Recently, the Indian former captain Sourav Ganguly was appointed as the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) President. Many former cricketers felt that it was the right decision to choose a former cricketer to handle the administrative affairs of the sport. Sourav Ganguly made a strong start by holding the historic first-ever pink-ball Test match in India.
Ravi Shastri, the head coach of the Indian cricket team, echoed similar sentiments when it came to Ganguly and in a recent interview, he said that it is a good thing that a cricketer is at the helm of affairs in BCCI.
Ravi Shastri said in an interview with IANS, “I think it is fantastic. I was one of the first to congratulate him when he became the President because I was delighted that more important than anything BCCI was back in place to put Indian cricket where it belongs both on and off the field, and I was even more delighted that a cricketer should be at the helm at this important phase of Indian cricket and Sourav has been a fabulous player and captain and been around as an administrator, him becoming the President adds a lot of value.”
He also said, “Hats off to Sourav and CAB for putting up this show because they didn’t leave any stone unturned. The crowd responded magnificently and it really was a fabulous occasion. But when you talk about cricket, it has its positives and negatives. How the pink ball can retain its shine, its texture will be the test in the future. The match has now given you the pluses and minuses.”