The goal of any aspiring cricket player is to lead their country one day as captain. It’s not easy to be the leader of a country as passionate about cricket as India is. Nonetheless, a lot of players aspire to experience the honor of leading India. Rohit Sharma assumed the captaincy of India following the conclusion of Virat Kohli’s term. The Mumbai batter, however, wasn’t interested in taking up captaincy because he was playing a lot of cricket and had a lot on his plate. According to Sourav Ganguly, the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at the time.
“I told Rohit Sharma that he had to say yes or I would announce your name because there was a lot of pressure to play all formats, and he didn’t want to be captain. “You guys can check the results, and I’m happy he took it,” Sourav stated in an interview with Kolkata TV. “He is leading from the front now“.
Rahul Dravid agreed to coach thinking about Indian cricket: Sourav Ganguly
According to Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid was likewise hesitant to assume the Indian senior team’s coaching position because it would require him to spend a lot of time away from home. Nevertheless, considering the interests of Indian cricket first, the great batter gave his consent.
“It’s a lot of time on road. [He has a] young family, two young boys, plus he has played all his life. So, it’s not easy coaching, being on the road all the time. But he agreed, thinking about Indian cricket and I hope he will continue in the future because a coach needs to be given time. This is not magic that he will change his team in three, four, or five months. He needs to be given minimum time,” Sourav said.
India has already secured their place in the ODI World Cup 2023 semifinals. They have won all eight of their games, making them the only squad in the competition without a loss. On Sunday, November 12th in Bengaluru, they play their last league matchup against the Netherlands.