Sourav Ganguly is undoubtedly one of the best cricketers of all time. The left-handed batter was a master of his profession, and his outstanding leadership helped the country reach new heights in cricket. Let’s discuss ‘Sourav Ganguly About Test Cricket Platform’.
Sourav Ganguly About Test Cricket Platform
The lefty made his debut at Lord’s in 1996, announcing his presence with a stunning century. The Bengal pride took up the task to lead India when the country was at its lowest point owing to match-fixing allegations, but Ganguly’s India made sure to make a name for themselves for the right reasons.
In a 16-year career, Ganguly was a member of the original Fab Four of Indian cricket, which included Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and VVS Laxman. He has been similarly successful in a variety of administrative jobs since his cricketing days. The current BCCI president recently marked the 25th anniversary of his Test debut by opening up and remembering about his experiences.
‘I think Test Cricket is Ultimate Format From my Childhood’: Sourav Ganguly
“When we started playing cricket in our childhood, Test cricket was the ultimate cricket format and I think it still is the ultimate format. And that is why it is called Test cricket. I feel if a player wants to be successful and leave his/ her mark on the game, then Test cricket is the biggest platform one can get. People will remember those players forever, who play well and make runs in Test matches,” said the 48-year-old said during an Interview.
He continued on his path as an Indian player, saying, “The entire journey, making a debut in 1996, getting a 100 at Lords. Then in few years, getting to captain India, getting to build a team – probably people rated as good as anybody in the world with the successes. Then giving the captaincy off to somebody and still being a part of the journey of winning matches and seeing the national team develop, becoming a force all around the world…”
Ganguly went on to say that he feels lucky to have been able to follow a successful administrative career during his playing days. “And then being in an administrative role, trying to change the game. I feel very fortunate that during my tenure as a president, India won in Australia, 2-1, in a remarkable series. It has been a fantastic journey and as a sportsman, as a cricketer, you don’t expect anything better than this.”