In many ways, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly single-handedly transformed Team India’s standing at International cricket. Ganguly took over the captaincy of Indian team, when they needed a leader badly. He was clear about what he wanted to achieve and was looking for nothing else except success. He was leading a decent team which liked to play safe all the time. It was Ganguly who instilled faith in the team that they can defeat any team anywhere in the world. Being a born fighter, Ganguly always loved to take challenges, be it a loss, luck or humiliation. Dada loved to compete, he always believed that India has the potential to rule the world cricket. Ganguly led Men in Blue win overseas and guided his team to the finals of 2003 ICC World Cup and made sure India look unconquerable in hostile conditions.

Current Indian captain, Virat Kohli shares a few similarities with Ganguly. Though they are different in their outlook, Kohli has an insatiable appetite to win matches, which we used to see in Ganguly. Both are very famous for their on the field tit-for-tat attitude. They enjoy taking risks and learn from the failures. Kohli proved the same when he opted to bat first on a grassy pitch against South Africa in second T20. With Dada taking over the charge as BCCI president, future Indian team seems more aggressive. He already asked Kohli to focus on winning ICC tournaments, and he also stressed the importance of first-class cricket. With this like-minded duo holding key positions in Indian cricket, we can expect more aggression from young India. Ultimate mantra will be to win and go on winning!

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