Former Indian skipper, Sourav Ganguly is all set to start the new phase of his life as he will soon becoming the next president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Ganguly filed his nomination on Monday and is set to be the unopposed choice for the role.
The veteran Indian spinner, Harbhajan Singh, who excelled in the international arena under Ganguly, took to Twitter to congratulate the former India captain. His tweet read: “You are a leader who empower others to be a leader congratulations @SGanguly99 for becoming @BCCI president..I wish you all the best going forward”.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 16, 2019
Ganguly replied to Harbhajan’s tweet by asking for the off-spinner’s “support” during his tenure in the BCCI as the president. He replied, “Thank u bhajju …need your support in the same manner as u bowled from one end for india to win matches”.
Thank u bhajju …need your support in the same manner as u bowled from one end for india to win matches ..
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) October 16, 2019
Ganguly will take over as the president of BCCI on October 23. On Tuesday, Ganguly tweeted a picture with his new team. Jay Shah, Arun Dhumal, Jayesh George, and Mahim Verma will be part of Ganguly’s team.
Anurag Thakur, former president of the BCCI, had reportedly played a crucial role in nominating Ganguly for the coveted post. After filing the nomination, Dad said that he wishes to bring back normalcy in Indian cricket. Talking to the reporters, he said, “Hopefully in the next few months, we can put everything in place and bring back normalcy in Indian cricket.”
The former India skipper also mentioned that he wants to emulate the success, former president Jagmohan Dalmiya had when he was at the helm of Indian cricket.
Ganguly further added, “You know when he (Jagmohan Dalmiya) ran cricket I was a player, so I haven’t seen him very closely, how he ran the board and the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), but he was very dear to me, still is and will always be. If I achieve what he has achieved in terms of administration even 50 percent, I’ll think have done a great job.”