Updated May 30th, 2024 at 18:39 IST

'Choose the coach and institution wisely': Sourav Ganguly renders a million dollar advice to BCCI

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is seemingly keeping a tab on all the developments and via social media expressed his thoughts on the importance of a coach.

Jay Shah and Sourav Ganguly | Image:ANI/BCCI

With Rahul Dravid’s tenure as Team India’s head coach nearing its end, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is actively seeking his successor. The hunt for the new head coach has seen a slew of prominent names being discussed. Initially, former international cricketers like Stephen Fleming and Ricky Ponting were in the limelight. Recently, however, speculation has surged around the potential appointment of Gautam Gambhir.

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Sourav Ganguly renders a million dollar advice to BCCI

Sourav Ganguly, former India captain and BCCI President, has been closely monitoring these developments. Through his social media channels, Ganguly emphasized the vital role a coach plays in shaping an athlete's career and character.


He remarked, "The coach's significance in one's life, their guidance, and relentless training shape the future of any person, both on and off the field. So choose the coach and institution wisely…"

Ganguly's insights are particularly poignant given his own experiences during a challenging period in Indian cricket history. When Greg Chappell served as India’s coach, Ganguly faced significant adversity. Under Chappell's controversial tenure, Ganguly not only lost his captaincy but was also dropped from the national team. This tumultuous phase underscored the profound impact a coach can have on a player's career.

As the BCCI deliberates over the next head coach, Ganguly’s words serve as a reminder of the importance of this decision. A coach’s role extends beyond mere tactics and training; they are instrumental in fostering the right environment, guiding young talents, and managing the diverse personalities within the team.


The new coach will inherit the responsibility of continuing the legacy of excellence that Dravid has upheld. They will need to build on the foundations laid and navigate the challenges that come with leading one of the most scrutinized teams in the world. The choice of coach will be pivotal in ensuring Team India’s sustained success and in nurturing the next generation of cricketing stars.


Published May 30th, 2024 at 18:30 IST