PTI | Up to date: September 25, 2018, 12:46 PM IST

Cricket is a Captain's Game, Coach Must Take Back Seat: Sourav Ganguly

Pune: Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly mentioned that not like soccer, cricket is a “captain’s sport” and the coach ought to take a “again seat”. The 46-year-old, considered one of India’s most profitable captains, mentioned “man administration” is among the key qualities a coach ought to possess.Ganguly was on the Symbiosis Worldwide (Deemed College) to launch his e book – ‘A Century just isn’t Sufficient‘, co-authored with senior sports activities author Gautam Bhattacharya. The cricketer later took half in a panel dialogue together with Bhattacharya.

”It isn’t like soccer. Loads of present cricket coaches suppose that they’re going to run a cricket workforce like a soccer workforce, however cricket is a captain’s sport and coach has to take a again seat and that’s essential,” mentioned Ganguly.

The 113-Take a look at veteran was replying to a query on the function of coaches in cricket. He was requested what qualities a coach ought to have and he replied, “man administration”, including “hardly few have it”.

Requested what’s the finest recommendation he had obtained throughout his profession, Ganguly quipped, “By no means decide a coach.”

Requested if he’s given an opportunity what query he’ll pose to the present India head coach Ravi Shastri, he mentioned, “Who picks up the workforce, Rohit Sharma (stand-in ODI captain) or Ravi Shastri?”

Ganguly, who additionally performed within the IPL, mentioned he was lucky sufficient to guide a workforce which was stuffed with champions like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh.

Gamers corresponding to Harbhajan, Zaheer and Yuvraj Singh have mentioned up to now they owed their careers to Ganguly as he backed them because the captain.

There are a number of proficient gamers at the moment however they don’t seem to be certain whether or not they’ll play the subsequent sport, and requested about it, Ganguly mentioned, “Virat (Kohli) must work little on it. I backed them as a result of I noticed them intently, I’ve seen them how they react to stress.”

He mentioned stress is should in skilled life however an excessive amount of stress just isn’t good.

Speaking to reporters over the dismal efficiency of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh within the ongoing Asia Cup within the UAE, Ganguly mentioned it was only a momentary section for these groups and they’re going to overcome it. “I believe it’s only a section and they’re going to get again on the observe. They’re sturdy groups,” he mentioned.

Speaking concerning the present Australian workforce, he mentioned the current squad is the weakest he has seen within the final 20-25 years.

First Revealed: September 25, 2018, 12:46 PM IST


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