Sourav Ganguly: Was desperate to become national coach: Ganguly | Cricket News
KOLKATA: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday mentioned that he was “determined” to grow to be the nationwide coach however ended up being an administrator.
“It is best to do what you possibly can and never excited about the result. You by no means know the place life goes, you by no means know the place life will take you. I went to Australia in 1999, I wasn’t even the vice-captain. Sachin (Tendulkar) was the captain and in three months I turned the captain of India,” he mentioned.
“After I received into administration, I used to be determined to be the coach of the nationwide aspect. (Jagmohan) Dalmiya referred to as me and mentioned ‘why do not you strive for six months’. He handed away and none was round, so I turned the CAB president. Folks take 20 years to grow to be president. It’s important to stay for the day,” Ganguly mentioned whereas talking on the India Right this moment Conclave East 2017.
He additionally spoke about his controversial face-off with coach Greg Chappell and why he referred to as it quits.
One of the vital profitable Indian captains Ganguly was dropped in January 2006 however made a comeback towards South Africa within the Johannesburg Check in December and went on to attain an unbeaten 51.
Within the dwelling sequence towards Pakistan in 2007, Ganguly notched up a century and a double hundred earlier than retiring towards Australia within the Nagpur Check in November 2008.
“As I introduced retirement in 2008, Sachin got here at lunch and requested me ‘why did you are taking such a call?’ I mentioned as a result of I do not need to play anymore. He then mentioned ‘that is one of the best time to see you play in such circulate. Final three years had been your greatest’.
“I retired as a result of in some unspecified time in the future you’ve got had sufficient. The reason being not as a result of you’ve had sufficient of enjoying the game however since you’ve had sufficient of getting chosen on a regular basis. I bear in mind these days and suppose particular person sports activities is loads higher when you find yourself not depending on staff.”
Ganguly mentioned the most important downside in a staff sport is the truth that one will get chosen by others, so even when one works nicely, he/she could not get a spot within the aspect.
“I typically hold telling that Leander (Paes) performs this manner as a result of he guidelines his life. On the flip aspect in case you go down ladder it’s tough to come back again. Being dropped and getting chosen are half and parcel of each sport. Greats like Diego Maradona, Rahul Dravid all made approach for another person. They might have performed extra,” the 45-year-old mentioned.
Terming the Chappell saga as an eye-opener that made him a greater individual, Ganguly mentioned: “Earlier than that, from 1995-2006, the graph was solely up. I by no means missed a sequence. I used to be captain of India for six years. The world was at my toes until 2006.
“Not many captains on the planet would go from not being captain to not even being within the aspect.”
He additionally gave instance of how present skipper Virat Kohli treats predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
“You have a look at Dhoni. He isn’t the captain of the staff however have a look at the best way Kohli takes care of him and so they go about their job.”