I am determined to be the next coach of India, says Ganguly
Thursday , September 06 2012 , 06:46 PM
Retired former skipper Sourav Ganguly has expressed his desire to coach the senior National Cricket Team. Dada, as he is popularly and fondly known as, is currently involved in broadcasting as a television commentator but is willing to take the leap onto the field as and when his services are desired by the BCCI. "Obviously, I have interest in coaching but only time will tell what can happen in future. If the BCCI feels that I can be a good coach, I will be ready. I feel I can create a difference in terms of the ability, form and development of the players. That will be the way for me to repay the game," Ganguly told news channel Aaj Tak.
Ganguly has been known to favour foreign coaches but he now believes it is the right time for an Indian to take over-- someone who knows the inner setup. "Different captains and different coaches brought in the culture within the team where the players believed they could do well abroad. But Indian cricket is well aware of the modern techniques now. Don't forget we won the World T20 in 2007 and the CB Series in 2008 under Lalchand Rajput," Ganguly said.
Ganguly is often credited for nurturing and building a young set of talented players and bringing the best out of them, especially overseas. Incumbent coach Duncan Fletcher has taken a lot of flak after India's pathetic showing in England and Australia where they were whitewashed in the Test series. Ganguly could be the answer if and when the BCCI decide a change is required in the position.
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