You are here: Home » Sports » Cricket » Cricket News
Business Standard

Kohli and Co world's best team today, no need to change anything: Ganguly

Post the World Cup where India crashed out of the semi-finals, losing to New Zealand, there was talk of Rohit Sharma being made the white-ball captain.

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Cardiff:  India's captain Virat Kohli, left, and Rohit Sharma run between the wickets to score during the Cricket World Cup warm up match between Bangladesh and India at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, England, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP/PTI)
Cardiff: India's captain Virat Kohli, left, and Rohit Sharma run between the wickets to score during the Cricket World Cup warm up match between Bangladesh and India at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, England, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP/PTI)

Newly-elected BCCI president on Wednesday brushed aside the need for dual captaincy in the Indian team, saying and Company are the best team in the world right now and there is no need to change anything.

Post the World Cup where India crashed out of the semi-finals, losing to New Zealand, there was talk of Rohit Sharma being made the white-ball captain.
 

"I don't think this question arises. India is winning at the moment. They are probably the best team in the world," Ganguly told reporters after taking charge.

Ganguly had previously said he would like India to focus on winning big ICC tournaments in the future since they have not managed to win any in the last seven years. India last won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 under M.S. Dhoni and in 2017 reached the final.

At the World Cup also, India lost in the semis in both 2015 and 2019 after winning the trophy in 2011 on home soil.
 

"Yes you can say that they have not won a World Cup but you don't win a World Cup every time. Hopefully, we will support him, whatever he wants and we will make sure Indian cricket goes ahead smoothly," Ganguly said.

Ganguly, 47, served as the Cricket of Bengal President from 2015, before becoming the first cricketer in 65 years to take charge as full-time BCCI President after Maharaja of Vizianagaram in 1954.

First Published: Wed, October 23 2019. 19:13 IST