Similar to their partnerships have been instrumental in serving to India notch up quite a few wins through the years, VVS Laxman feels Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid’s present roles promise to go a good distance in guaranteeing the protected and brilliant way forward for Indian cricket.
Ganguly was appointed BCCI’s 39th president final October, whereas Dravid was elected as head of the NCA (Nationwide Cricket Academy) in July final yr and collectively, this partnership, Laxman reckons holds loads of significance for cricket in India shifting ahead.
“It’s nice, the partnership between BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly and Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) head Rahul Dravid. If the Indian workforce desires to achieve success in each format, then this partnership is of utmost significance. I feel everyone seems to be essential, the workforce captain, NCA head and BCCI President,” Laxman stated on the Cricket Linked Present on Star Sports activities.
In December final yr, Ganguly had visited NCA and held discussions with Dravid, insisting that the previous India A and Below-19 coach can be assigned a much bigger function. This was after experiences of a rift between Dravid and Jasprit Bumrah had began doing the rounds.
Dravid was apparently miffed with Bumrah and refused to conduct his obligatory health take a look at that may have allowed the quick bowler to make a comeback to the nationwide workforce. Whereas Bumrah was out with a stress fracture, the quick bowler had his personal workforce of specialists and trainers throughout his restoration, as a substitute of coaching on the NCA. To this, Ganguly had responded by saying that each India cricketer should undergo the NCA to show his health, making it a compulsory observe.
“There’s large hope from Rahul. He’s been an amazing participant. You’re going to get perfection and dedication. We’ll kind it out. Now we have given Dravid the cost on the NCA to get it more organised. In the end, we are going to lengthen his function. I’ve spoken to him and the office-bearers. You’re going to get to know the small print in per week’s time,” Ganguly had stated final December.