Sourav Ganguly on India’s unexpected selection for the T20 World Cup squad

Sourav Ganguly on India’s unexpected selection for the T20 World Cup squad.

Earlier this year, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly disclosed the reason for an unexpected selection in India’s roster for the 2021 T20 World Cup.

Ravichandran Ashwin was finally selected for the 2021 T20 World Cup. After previously being considered mainly for Test squads and going in and out of Team India’s limited-over plans.

India did not perform well at the tournament. But Ashwin showed flashes of what to expect from him in the future. Recently, India’s new coach, Rahul Dravid, praised Ashwin. Calling him a “match-winner” in the game’s longest format. Sourav Ganguly, the former India captain and current BCCI president. Joined the likes of Dravid in praising the all-contributions rounder’s on the biggest stages.

Ganguly revealed on Boria Majumdar’s show ‘Backstage with Boria’ that Ashwin’s inclusion in the T20 World Cup squad was at the request of then-captain Virat Kohli.

“I wasn’t sure if he’d play in the white-ball game (set-up). Virat Kohli, on the other hand, wanted him in the side.”

Ganguly went on to explain why Ashwin’s record. Particularly in Test cricket, is outstanding and difficult to “ignore.”

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“Take a look at his Test record; it’s incredible. It is unnecessary for me to state that R.Ashwin is excellent. His track record and accomplishments demonstrate that he is extraordinary. You can’t afford to ignore such players. What he’s doing doesn’t surprise me “he stated

“Everyone is talking about him. Take a look at Rahul Dravid’s post-Kanpur Test match remark. In which he referred to him as a “all-time great” and “One of the greatest match-winners.” To assess Ashwin’s abilities, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist. My admiration is only based on what I observe. It might be Ashwin, or (Shreyas) Iyer, or Rohit (Sharma), or Virat Kohli (Kohli). And I simply state what I observe. There’s nothing else to say “he also added.

Ashwin’s previous performances throughout the years. Have given him every reason to back the spinner in any format. He also mentioned Ashwin’s contributions to India’s ICC-winning championships and IPL.

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