BCCI President Sourav Ganguly reacts to Team India's captaincy-change trend

BCCI's move to try out different captains has been criticized by many.

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Indian cricket has seen a number of captains ever since Rohit Sharma was made captain of Team India in all three formats of the game, which left former cricketers and experts puzzled over the move.

Rohit was first made T20I captain after Virat Kohli stepped down from the role following the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2021, and about one month later, the opener was also given ODI captaincy. The controversial move forced Kohli to leave the Test captaincy also.

Following these changes, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, and Hardik Pandy led India in different series. Well now, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly opened up on the captaincy-change trend as the move has been criticized by many.

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Ganguly said that players need some breaks to manage their workload, apart from the injury breaks, given the hectic schedule, and that’s why they are giving opportunities to more fringe players.

Sourav Ganguly told India Today: “Rohit Sharma is now the all-format captain. And they play so much, injuries are bound to happen and hence they do need injury-breaks. This gives the advantage that there are a lot of new players who have come up.”

He added, “And we won in West Indies and in England with these new bunch of players. India now have a pool of 30 players who can now play for the national team anytime.”


By Rashmi Nanda - 16 Aug, 2022

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