The BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is impressed with the Indian national cricket team’s reserve bench strength. He hailed the contribution of Rahul Dravid behind the same.
Ganguly on Dravid’s contribution
Rahul Dravid was appointed the head of the National Cricket Academy in July 2019. Since then, he has been pivotal to strengthen the reserve bench of Indian cricket. With his experience and exposure, he has continuously been there for the cricketers, especially the young generation. The last few years have seen a bunch of youngsters coming up and proving themselves at the international level. Speaking about the same, former captain of the Indian national cricket team Sourav Ganguly discussed the contribution of his former deputy. “I always say that Rahul Dravid has done a great job at the NCA (in Bangalore) as he looks after the second-string players. Mohammed Siraj, you know I see a lot of talent in him, Shardul Thakur every time they have got opportunities they have just stood up,” Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president told India Today.
Ganguly also pointed out how the Indian national cricket team has started to win without Jasprit Bumrah as well. He highlighted India’s latest performance in Australia where the Indian cricket team won the series coming back from 36 all-out in the first Test without the prime bowlers. “We spoke about Bumrah for all of last year, but India wins without him as well. In Australia, the last Test match, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, no Ishant Sharma in the squad, and you beat Australia in Australia. That’s remarkable.”
Ganguly to take vaccine soon
India’s next assignment is the five-match T20I series against England scheduled to start from Friday. Ganguly shared his travel plan, “I will travel and go for the T20Is. I will go to Ahmedabad for either the 2nd or the 3rd T20I. I could not travel then because I was just two weeks out of the hospital. I was not allowed to take a place.”
He informed about his health too. Ganguly would be taking the vaccine soon and then fly.”Now it’s fine, everything is healthy, I will take the vaccine and then start flying. I am back at work and absolutely fit, to be honest. Absolutely spick and span, medical science is so good these days.”