The Virat Kohli-led Team India has been on a high in the recent times and beside praising the side for its phenomenal success, BCCI chief Sourav gamguly, in a recent interview, has highlighted the aspects making the side a dominant figure globally.
After the international cricket resumed following a brief halt due to Covid-19 last year, Team India has been a force to reckon with as they defeated Australia in their own backyard despite losing more than half of their top players owing due to injuries.
Later, they hammered England across all three formats at home and now, they will eye aim to continue the winning run in England.
Notably, India hasn’t won a Test series in England since 2007.
Lauding Team India’s success in international cricket, the BCCI chief said in an interview to Sportstar: “The system is strong – domestic cricket, NCA (National Cricket Academy), coaches. The IPL is also a reason. Fairness of selection; only the best gets picked. There is transparency. The cricket system is robust. Four-day and T20 (cricket) are different, but the IPL does help. Gives confidence that you can play at this level. Talent is important and adjustment is not a problem.”
When asked to compare the Indian team of his era, where Ganguly led the side in all the formats, with the present being led by Kohli, he expressed: “These are two different generations. This is a superb phase. We drew with Australia in Australia, beat England in England and Pakistan in Pakistan. Won in New Zealand, too. It was a glorious phase. This team is doing so well. I leave it at that. What happened in 2003, can’t be compared with 2021.”
“I was involved both times – captain and now the BCCI president,” he added.