Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag was ecstatic when asked about the appointment of his former captain Sourav Ganguly as president of the BCCI and he said it is "heartening" to know that Ganguly wants to start his work on the home circuit. Ganguly was the only candidate to nominate for the top post after being unanimously chosen as presidential candidate at a meeting earlier this month.
“It was really exciting to know that Ganguly wants to start at home. One of his opening remarks was about improving India's domestic cricket. He is the best man to do the job. Ganguly knows the problems of the base. When he was removed from the Indian team, he spent a lot of time traveling around the country. I still remember that when he came back to the Indian team, he used to talk about what was missing on the home circuit, ”Sehwag wrote in his column for The Indian Express.
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Under the new government, Union Interior Minister Amit Shah's son Jay Shah took over as secretary to the council, while former President Anurag Thakur's brother Arun Singh Dhumal became the new treasurer. Kerala's veteran administrator, Jayesh George, was appointed joint secretary, while Mahtar Verma of Uttarakhand became the new vice president.
Sehwag also added that many cricket players have benefited greatly from Ganguly's captaincy, and he feels that Indian cricket can give him a big boost with BCCI.
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"He gave a player the kind of confidence that makes him forget that he really failed in the last eight to ten innings," Sehwag said. “By some strange miracle, the player would think he was really performing well. And with that confidence, he would give 100% all the time and win matches. Which I think was Dada's greatest strength as a leader. "
“Dada was a very sharp and instinctive captain. He liked to involve everyone in decision making. He often listened to everyone, but he did what he thought was right. He asked the most experienced players – me, Harbhajan [Singh], Zaheer [Khan] – about the opposition and also the conditions. Once we made our contributions, it would have six to seven views. After that, he would follow a vision or present a view different from everyone else, which he thought was good for him. I think this is a great leadership approach, ”he added.
October 27, 2019 at 2:22 pm