Former chairman of selectors Kris Srikkanth likened Sourav Ganguly with West Indies nice Clive Lloyd, and described the present BCCI president as a born chief, who impressed the Indian cricket group to dream giant on international shores.
“Ganguly was proactive. He was the guy who was able to form the team combination. Like how in 1976 Clive Lloyd formed the winning combination (for the West Indies team), Sourav put the correct team together and then inspired them,” Srikkanth stated on Star Sports 1 Tamil display ”Cricket Connected – Aattam Thodarum’.
“That’s why Ganguly was a successful captain, even in foreign conditions. They started winning abroad. Ganguly is a born leader,” the previous India opener stated.
Meanwhile, at the similar display, former India spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan lavished reward on Srikkanth’s captaincy taste, pronouncing the speeding opener had the potential of main the nationwide group for an extended duration.
“Cheeka (Srikkanth) was an aggressive captain. He provided a lot of results. He was very proactive,” Sivaramakrishnan stated.
Srikkanth was once made the captain of the Indian group in 1989, and by the way, it was once underneath his captaincy Sachin Tendulkar made his debut. He remained the captain of the group for India’s excursion of Pakistan in 1990 earlier than being dropped for his batting screw ups.
“A player like (Sachin) Tendulkar made his debut under Cheeka’s (Srikkanth’s) captaincy. Cheeka’s encouragement to Sachin Tendulkar at that young age gave him confidence and he went on to become the world’s best batsman,” Sivaramakrishnan stated.
“We’ve had a lot of inspirational captains, but I always feel Cheeka could have captained more,” added Sivaramakrishnan, who rose to reputation after the 1985 World Series.
He recalled that former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar’s steering helped him within the 1985 World Series in Australia, which India gained.
“Gavaskar’s captaincy and his man-management… I was only 19-years-old and I needed guidance and Gavaskar gave me that guidance perfectly.”