Sourav Ganguly, the newly-elected BCCI president, opened up about his rapport with captain Virat Kohli saying that the things between them should run smooth for the betterment of Indian cricket. “It has to be a very good one. many of them don’t see what happens inside,” Ganguly stated on Friday.
On Wednesday, the previous India captain was commonly elected as the board administrator in Mumbai. Furthermore, Ganguly became the first cricketer in 65 years to take command as a full-time BCCI president. Ganguly had said that Kohli is the “most prominent individual in Indian cricket”.
“Kohli is the most prominent person in Indian cricket, we will hear to him. Mutual admiration will be there, views will be shared,” Ganguly stated after taking charge as the BCCI president.
“We will assist him in every conceivable way, whatever he requires.”
On Thursday, on the sidelines of the selection panel, the BCCI president and secretary Jay Shah met skipper Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma to address the way ahead for Indian cricket.
The BCCI posted an image of the gathering with a caption, “All smirks at the Senior Selection panel gathering earlier this afternoon as the teams for the forthcoming T20I & Test series against Bangladesh were announced #TeamIndia.”
Earlier in the day, India’s T20I and Test squads for the upcoming home series against Bangladesh were announced.
Regular skipper Kohli has been rested for the T20Is and in his absence, Rohit Sharma will lead the team in the 3-match series.
Kohli will return to lead as India and Bangladesh will then play two Tests as part of the World Championship.