May Sourav Ganguly achieve five times more success than me as BCCI President: Sunil Gavaskar
Kolkata : Extending his wishes to Sourav Ganguly, Sunil Gavaskar said that the current BCCI President achieves five times more successful than him.
Sourav Ganguly is the first Indian captain to become the BCCI President in last five years since Sunil Gavaskar took control in aftermath of the IPL Spot-fixing. Supreme Court had appointed him for a tenure of two months.
He was speaking while receiving honorary life membership at the Measurer’s Club in Kolkata.
“Before him (Ganguly) there was also another former Indian captain with the same initials — SG — for two and half months and I think that period was considered successful,” Gavaskar said. “Now he has got 10 months period unless there is a change. I hope he becomes five times more successful because two (his tenure) multiplied by five is 10. Hope this SG is five times successful than that SG.”
Gavaskar was in Kolkata and was wearing a pink colour suit. He explained his dress as a celebration for India's maiden pink ball Day-Night Test match against Bangladesh.
“It’s an exciting time. it’s an exciting time for world cricket as well, there haven’t been many pink ball Tests as well. In order to prepare even I’ve come in pink today… But this is just for commentary,” he said.
While India were initially reluctant to play the pink-ball Test, right after Ganguly took over a the BCCI president last month, he convinced current India captain Virat Kohli and Bangladesh Cricket Board to take the leap.