In a sensational turn of events on the banks of the Arabian Sea, it is now all but decided that charismatic former Indian Captain ,now currently CAB President , the 47 year old Sourav Ganguly will be the next BCCI President on 23rd October 2019.
It was a day at the cricket headquarters where scenarios changed repeatedly to put a gripping T20 game into shame. Saurav was initially the favourite for the post but nothing is complete in this country’s game without the intervention of N Srinivasan who orchestrated a major turn of events to make former Indian batsman Brijesh Patel, the favourite for the post and it appeared that Ganguly’s chance had gone. However, scenarios changed late at night and Dada was back as the consensus candidate. Unless there are any further developments in next few days , Ganguly looks poised to get the coveted post which will be another great achievement for him in his long list in a roller coaster career which started for India in 1992.
Sourav has been India’s best ever left handed batsman and one of the greatest captains of the country , taking up the challenge at a critical time and going on to achieve some significant overseas wins with a limited bowling attack for overseas conditions. India’s 1st ever test and ODI series wins in Pakistan in 2004 under his captaincy, that brilliant 2001 series win over all conquering Australia at home and the World cup runners medal in 2003 were some of his big captaincy achievements not to speak about his several achievements as a player.
So as the countdown has began, Dada looks almost certain to grab the BCCI top post and he will be the first ever former Indian captain to do so. However strange things have happened in Indian cricket and surely Dada’s fans will have their fingers crossed until the deal is sealed.