Ganguly expresses his desire to coach India
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly admitted that he has the ambition to become the coach of India one day.
Sourav Ganguly has been one of the best captains India has ever produced and his leadership has turned the men in blue into a dynamic side. After a terrific career as a player, the fans always expressed their desire to see Ganguly as their head coach. And the former Indian captain has also admitted it this time that he wants to coach India one day.
Ganguly said in an interview on Friday:
“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. Currently, I’m associated with too many things – IPL, CAB, TV commentary. Let me complete this. But I will definitely put my hat at some stage, provided I get selected. But definitely, I am interested. Not now, but in the future.”
Ganguly also revealed that there are not many big names in the fray who have applied for the job of the head coach and it gives a hint that the current coach Ravi Shastri is likely to get an extenstion.
“Going by the applicants, I don’t see any heavyweight names. I heard Mahela Jayawardene would apply but ultimately he didn’t… There are not many big names who have applied for the coach’s job. Ultimately, I don’t know what the panel will decide. They have been around for a while. We will see how big the term they will give. Not many names who have applied. Whoever they feel is good they should do it.”
India are set to take on West Indies at their den and Ganguly believes it will be a tough series,
“West Indies in West Indies will be a lot stronger. T20 is their preferred format. They enjoy playing T20s and they are the current World T20 Champions. The two matches in Florida will be tough games.”
“Test matches will also be tough as they played very well against England. It won’t be an easy West Indies tour as it was five years ago. India will be challenged. There are a lot of young players in the team,” he concluded.