Sourav Ganguly, the president of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), has expressed his sorrows as the Team India will have to stay in quarantine for fourteen days on Australia tour before kicking off any cricketing activities.
Sourav Ganguly wants a shortened quarantine period for Team India on Australia tour
The president also confirmed the tour hoping the number of quarantining days would be reduced. He termed it as disappointing and depressing when the players will have to sit in the hotel rooms for two straight weeks.
“Ya, ya, we have confirmed that tour. In December we will be coming. We just hope the number of quarantine days gets reduced a bit, Ganguly told TV channel India Today.
“Because we don’t want the players to go all that far and sit in hotel rooms for two weeks. It is very, very depressing and disappointing.
Sourav also expects Kohli’s side to win. As earlier, when Australia toured India and lost the five-match test series with 0-5, Ganguly expects the same from India in December. He wishes Kohli’s side’s not to perform only but to beat the home side.
“And, as I said Australia and New Zealand have been in good position except for Melbourne. So from that point of view, we will be going there, and hopefully, the quarantine days will be less and we can get back to cricket,” added the BCCI president.
“It is going to be a tough series. It is not going to be what it was two years back. It is going to be a strong Australia but our team is as good. We have the batting, we have the bowling. We just need to bat better. You the best team overseas bat well,” said Ganguly.
“Because you are Virat Kohli your standards are high. When you walk out to play, when you walk out with your team, I, watching on TV, don’t expect you to just play well against Australia. I expect you to win,” said the former India captain. So you have to live up to the standards. For his captaincy tenure this will be a milestone series – more than the World Cup,” he added.