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Cricket is a captain’s game, coach must take back seat, says Sourav Ganguly

Hindustan Times – Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly Monday said that unlike football, cricket is a “captain’s game” and the coach should take a “back seat”.

Summary

  • Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly Monday said that unlike football, cricket is a “captain’s game” and the coach should take a “back seat”.
  • A lot of current cricket coaches think that they are going to run a cricket team like a football team, but cricket is a captain’s game and coach has to take a backseat and that is important,” said Ganguly.
  • Asked if he is given a chance what question he will pose to the current India head coach Ravi Shastri, he said, “Who picks up the team, Rohit Sharma (stand-in ODI captain) or Ravi Shastri.”
  • Ganguly, who also played in the IPL, said he was fortunate enough to lead a team which was full of champions like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh.
  • Players such as Harbhajan, Zaheer and Yuvraj Singh have said in the past they owed their careers to Ganguly as he backed them as the captain.


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