Sourav Ganguly, revered as one of Team India’s finest leaders, shared his cricketing wisdom on a Bengali reality show, offering perspectives on the distinctive qualities of cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli and also opened about a quality that sets him apart form the three mentioned greats.
Sourav Ganguly’s cricketing legacy
With an international career that spanned 311 one-day internationals and 113 test matches, accumulating 11,363 and 7,212 runs, Ganguly’s aggressive batting style left an enduring impact. As the captain who guided India to the ODI World Cup 2003 final, he had the privilege of leading iconic players like Tendulkar and Dhoni. He was also the president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), when Kohli was leading the Indian side across all-fromats.
Qualities to embrace
When queried about the qualities he would adopt from Tendulkar, Kohli, and Dhoni, Ganguly eloquently responded “Sachin’s greatness, Virat’s aggressiveness, and Dhoni’s calmness,” Each trait symbolizing a pinnacle in cricketing excellence.
Ganguly’s unique trait absent in Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni
The conversation delved deeper, exploring what sets Ganguly apart. When asked about a quality he possesses but is absent in Tendulkar, Kohli and Dhoni, Ganguly swiftly emphasized “Adjustment.” This response from Ganguly garnered admiration, drawing applause from the captivated audience.
Beyond cricket: Ganguly’s stint as BCCI president
Ganguly’s impactful leadership extended beyond the cricket field, as seen during his tenure as the president of the BCCI. Stepping down in October 2022, he handed over the reins to Roger Binny, a distinguished member of India’s 1983 World Cup-winning squad.