Sourav Ganguly says that he is obsessed with Rishabh Pant as Pant is an “absolute match-winner”. Sourav Ganguly, the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India recently revealed his personal favorites amongst the Indian team. Though this must have been quite a difficult task for the BCCI President when he was asked about his preferences and his favorites during an interview on Saturday, he had to come up with a few names. This interview was held on Classplus.
Classplus is a show on YouTube wherein Ganguly was thrown into a fix after he was asked to pick a favorite from the Team India. It was tricky for Ganguly as being the President of the board he cannot afford to name one single player as the best player. But Ganguly managed the question with honesty and the answer gave us the name of the Indian player Ganguly is obsessed with.
Ganguly started with a safe statement wherein he said that there were some fantastic players in the team and also stated that it’s not right for him to be taking any names being the president of the BCCI. He sweetly said that all the players are his favorite because they are a part of the team. But then came a few names which create a buzz amongst the audience.
Ganguly obsessed with Pant
Ganguly said that he enjoys watching Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma bat. And that’s quite fair as they both are legendary batsmen. Then Ganguly stated a name that wasn’t a surprise but nobody had any idea that the President must be obsessed with this name. Sourav Ganguly said that he was obsessed with Rishabh Pant as “he’s an absolute match-winner”.
Ganguly also mentioned Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, and Jasprit Bumrah. He went praising Shardul Thakur and said he liked him a lot as he has the “courage to perform at the top-level”.
It was not the first time that Ganguly had expressed his admiration for Pant’s talent. Ganguly was the mentor of Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2019 and at that time also he did not keep it a secret that Rishabh Pant is one of his favorites. Ganguly’s support to this India wicketkeeper was known to every cricket fan.
It is not only Sourav Ganguly who is impressed by Pant’s talent. Ricky Ponting and some other former cricketers also have referred to him as the “X-Factor” that the team needs. Even when Pant wasn’t doing great on the field and was battling inconsistent performances, these legends did not stop supporting him.
Captain of Delhi Capitals
Pant is back in form now and has made a marvelous comeback which has been followed by some impressive performances. He made it clear during the tour to Australia and later in India vs England series that the player was there to stay. This incredible wicketkeeper has been named the captain of the Delhi Capitals after Shreyas Iyer could not join the team due to a shoulder injury.