Former captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday expressed his wish of becoming a coach of the Indian team in the future. However, suggested now is not the time.
As the tenure of the current coach Ravi Shastri comes to its completion, the search for the new coach along with the support staff continues.
Ganguly stated that the idea of being the coach of the Indian team is appealing but not at the moment as his hands are full. He said, “Definitely, I’m interested but not at this point of time. Let one more phase go then I will throw my name into the fray.”
The former cricketer is at present the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). And is also an advisor to the IPL franchise Delhi Capitals. Along with this, he also plays a vital role in cricket commentary and hosts a popular Bengali television show. Having his hands full, the 47-year-old left the idea for the future when his is less occupied with things.
Once again, Ravi Shastri is most likely to retain his position as the Head Coach as the team captain, Virat Kohli openly expressed his support to the current coach. Kapil Dev, the chief of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), said that he respected the captain’s opinion.
Ganguly also stated that there are not many big names in the applicants list, however, he refused to comment on Shastri’s tenure.
It was believed that Mahela Jayawardene would apply for the post but unfortunately he didn’t.