Nasser Hussain, a well-known British commentator has claimed Sourav Ganguly as a reason behind making India a tough team. Praising his captaincy skills, Nasser said that he was the reason behind the revolution of cricket in India.
Ganguly took over the captaincy in 2000 and the team went through the transition process. The team made several succession as they won a test match abroad. From caterpillar to butterfly, the team changed its phase and became strong. Nasser has termed Ganguly as the reason to make India a tough team.
Nasser Hussain: Sourav Ganguly made India a tough team
“Sourav made the Indian cricket team a feisty side. He made the side tough, and when he was captaining the side you knew you were in a big battle with them. I have huge respect for him as a captain as he started the revolution of the Indian cricket team,” Nasser Hussain said on the show Pit Stop on Sony Ten.
He also praised England’s captain, Eoin Morgan, terming him as the calmest and coolest cricket captain. Nasser has praised his selection in the team choosing the players like Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, and Jos Buttler who are essential for the white-ball cricket.
“He has done such a fine job leading the England white-ball side. The best aspect of the site is that they look to express themselves well. Another important aspect of this side is their selection. They have gone with players who are good white-ball cricketers such as Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, and Jason Roy among others. More importantly, Eoin is known to be someone who is calm and cool as a captain,” Nasser Hussain said.
Also earlier, Nasser has reckoned the same when he was in the conversation with Harsha Bhogle.
“Before Sourav (Ganguly), India was a nice team, great players, Azhar (Mohammad Azharuddin), Javagal Srinath, they had some fantastic players, but before Sourav, they were a nice team. Very sort of ‘good morning, how you doing’, you know a bit like you Harsha (Bhogle) to be honest (light-hearted tone), very nice (and) pleasant. Ganguly made them a tough team”, Nasser Hussain said to Harsha Bhogle.