Ganguly wants to make to 'life easier' for Kohli

2019-10-24 15:25
Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (AFP)

Cape Town - New BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has assured India captain Virat Kohli that he wants to make "life easier" for the national skipper and head coach Ravi Shastri.

Kohli has been India skipper since 2015 and Ganguly, himself a previous India captain, praised the leadership skills of the incumbent India skipper.

India are currently the number one ranked team in Test cricket while they only sit behind world champions England in the ODI rankings.

They are also ranked fourth in T20 cricket and Ganguly has reassured the Kohli and Shastri the he would not make their life difficult.

Ganguly said in his first media briefing as BCCI president in Mumbai: "I really don't know what had transpired with the CoA (the previous regime) and Virat and Ravi.

"But the new body has taken over, the new office bearers have taken over, it will be a proper discussion and everything would be mutually discussed.

"But be rest assured that we are here to make their life easier, not make their life difficult.

"And everything will be on the basis of performance. Performance is the most important thing and that's what will decide the future of Indian cricket."

Ganguly added on Kohli: "We will be there to support him.

"We will there to listen to him because I have been a captain myself and I understand from that position and we will deal with it.

"It is a mutual respect which will be there, so discussions will be there and we will do what is best for the game."

After India's 3-0 Test series win over South Africa, Kohli felt Test cricket should be hosted by a maximum of five venues in the country, a proposal Ganguly and his new board must now consider.

- TeamTalk Media

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