Gautam Gambhir sides with Virat Kohli for crediting Sourav Ganguly
Following India’s fabulous victory over Bangladesh in their first-ever Day/Night Test match in Kolkata, Indian skipper Virat Kohli had credited former India captain Sourav Ganguly for initiating the process that laid the platform for India being able to make their presence strongly felt on the field, not just on Indian soil but also foreign land.
Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar didn’t take Kohli’s view too well as he responded by saying, “The Indian captain said that this thing started in 2000 with Dada’s (Ganguly’s) team. I know Dada is the BCCI President, so maybe Kohli wanted to say nice things about him. But India was also winning in the ’70s and ’80s. He wasn’t born then,”
“A lot of people still think that cricket started only in 2000s. But the Indian team won overseas in the ’70s. The Indian team also won away in 1986. India also drew series overseas. They lost like other teams did.”
The exchange of statements began after India’s dominating win by an innings and 46 runs over Bangladesh in kolkata.
Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir shared his opinion and sided with Virat Kohli when asked about the current captain’s views, he said, “That is Virat Kohli’s personal thinking,”
Adding further, he said, “There is no doubt we started winning outside India more under Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy,”
“Under previous captains like Sunil Gavaskar or Kapil Dev or the other captains after them, India were always a dominant force at home. However, under Ganguly, we started winning more outside India. I think what Virat Kohli said about taking Sourav Ganguly’s legacy forward, in terms of winning outside India, I agree with it,” he added.