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David Lloyd Calls Sourav Ganguly the ‘Catalyst’ for Indian Cricket’s Transformation

David Lloyd believes Sourav Ganguly remains the main reason behind the huge transformation of Team India. He called Sourav Ganguly catalyst while according to him Virat Kohli as a fearless captain is taking the game to another level for India.

Sourav Ganguly, the catalyst

Former England cricketer was talking about the India-Australia Test series in 2001 that saw an underdog Indian cricket team winning it 2-1 against a devastating Australian side led by Steve Waugh. Under Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy since then, the dimension of Indian cricket has changed forever. While most of the experts mark the epic victory as a key point of Indian cricket, Lloyd thinks that it was Sourav Ganguly who worked as a catalyst behind the whole change.

“I’m a massive fan of Ganguly by the way. I think Sourav Ganguly gave the team a real steel that we will not be dictated by quick bowlers because we’re going to find some of our own players.” In a chat show on Sony Ten’s Pit Stop, Lloyd further added, “It was always a suggestion that India, away from home, don’t like the bouncing ball. Ganguly went to Australia fully prepared for the bouncing ball.”

David Llyod, the veteran further explained that along with Ganguly, the duo of Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar worked really well for the overall good to Indian cricket. “Ganguly, and there was the duo of Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar.” He opined, “And I think Ganguly has been a massive influence on Indian cricket. I think he’s been the catalyst for Indian cricket to be a worldwide force.”

Virat Kohli leads by example

Former English left-hander then went on to speak about current Indian skipper Virat Kohli. What amazed Lloyd about Virat Kohli is his fearless attitude. “Apart from his (Kohli) greatness as a player he is a great leader. He’s a fighter and he fears nothing. That is so important. He fears nothing.”

Lloyd then appreciated Virat Kohli for trying to win the matches and not just scoring runs for himself. “I think my own view about Kohli is that he is there to win matches. He’s not there to accumulate runs for himself, he is there to win matches and ‘I will lead by example because I’m the best’.”

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Written by Shreyasi Talukdar

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