Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly is unarguably one of the finest cricketers to have graced the gentlemen’s game. Under his leadership, the Indian cricket team achieved remarkable feats in international cricket.
Sourav Ganguly, who made his debut at the iconic Lord’s in 1996, announced his arrival in the international circuit with a sensational century. A few years later, he led the revival of the Indian team after it had hit the rock bottom due to multiple reasons.
The 48-year-old recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of his Test debut. After his playing days, he has been equally successful in multiple administrative roles. He is currently serving his time as the incumbent BCCI president.
“When we started playing cricket in our childhood, Test cricket was the ultimate cricket format and I think it still is the ultimate format. And that is why it is called Test cricket,” Ganguly told Sportstar.
“I feel if a player wants to be successful and leave his/ her mark on the game, then Test cricket is the biggest platform one can get. People will remember those players forever, who play well and make runs in Test matches,” he added.
“The entire journey, making a debut in 1996, getting a 100 at Lords. Then in few years, getting to captain India, getting to build a team – probably people rated as good as anybody in the world with the successes,” he stated.
“Then giving the captaincy off to somebody and still being a part of the journey of winning matches and seeing the national team develop, becoming a force all around the world…” Ganguly explained.
“And then being in an administrative role, trying to change the game. I feel very fortunate that during my tenure as a president, India won in Australia, 2-1, in a remarkable series. It has been a fantastic journey and as a sportsman, as a cricketer, you don’t expect anything better than this,” he concluded.