Roger Binny replaces Sourav Ganguly as BCCI President, Dada reacts
1983’s World Cup winning team member Roger Binny replaces Sourav Ganguly as the 36th President to Board of Cricket Control in India. The speculation regarding the same was doing rounds on the social media for the pas two weeks but now, Roger has officially taken over the BCCI office.
And Sourav Ganguly, the former BCCI President has also given his reaction to the new head. While moving out, the former Indian skipper was mobbed by media and was asked his reaction about the new President. Ganguly was quick to say the BCCI is in good hands, as Roger is a capable leader.
He also added that the new group will definitely take BCCI forward and wished congratulations tom all the new team. He also said that the Indian Cricket is strong and will keep performing well.
For the unversed, Dada who was keen to continue as the BCCI President and also had Supreme Courts allowance was shown doors after Cricket Board expressed their disappointment over his performance as BCCI President. Ganguly was also harshly rebuked during a recent meeting of board officials in Delhi. The former President was criticized for failing to do the right thing as president, and thus path of him becoming president was blocked.
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Ganguly majorly lost his creditability in the eyes of the audience and the board after his fallout with former Indian skipper Virat Kohli. After T20 World Cup 2020, Kohli wanted to step down as the T20 captain to shed off some burden but wanted to continue as the ODI and test skipper.
But as several former cricketers like World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev, Sourav Ganguly also believed that split captaincy won’t work in India and hence he asked Kohli to step down as ODI captaincy also. But when Kohli refused to do so, the former skipper was sacked from the captaincy and Rohit Sharma was appointed as the new captain the white ball formats.
There was no proper farewell for Kohli as the ODI captain and removing him from the Indian captaincy over a tweet didn’t go well the fans as well and since then, Sourav Ganguly has been having a tough time
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