Sourav Ganguly about Virat Kohli: He’s the most important man in Indian cricket


In his first press conference as BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly declared Virat Kohli as the most important figure in Indian cricket. The former Indian skipper further added that he will speak with Kohli to support him and his team in every possible manner. India recently registered their 11th consecutive Test series win at home under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, whitewashing the Proteas in a three-match Test series.

“I will speak to him tomorrow. He is the most important man in Indian cricket as captain of India. I look it at that way. So, we will have a word with him and as I said we will support him in every possible way, he wants to make this team the best in the world,” Sourav Ganguly said at the press conference on Wednesday.

“Virat is the captain now and we will have the same relations. Whatever he needs to help India play well, we will provide that to him. Kohli has taken the Indian team to a new level. We have been with him and we will be with him,” he added.

When asked about the need for dual captaincy in Team India, Ganguly strongly denied the theory, saying: “I don’t think this question arises. India is winning at the moment. They are probably the best team in the world.”

The ‘Prince of Calcutta’, also confirmed that he will lead the Indian cricket board just the way he led Team India.

“There will be no compromise on credibility. It will be a corruption-free and same-for-all BCCI, just as I led India,” he said.

Dada, who became the 39th BCCI President for a nine-month period is also the first Indian cricketer after the Maharaja of Vizianagaram to become the president.