February 21, 2024

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Team needs to play well abroad, will have a word with Virat & Ravi: Ganguly

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has said that he will have a chat with India captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri, trying to gauge what went wrong in New Zealand where the team was whitewashed in the Test and ODI series.

Stressing on the importance of winning on the road, Ganguly, who turned 48 on Wednesday, said the team needs to win away and also added that players need to be given longer rope for them to perform, something he feels is happening now.

“You have to play well outside, they are not doing that. And there is no hiding. Even when I was captain, I said I will be only judged how good I am when we play away and it remains the same. We will have a word with Virat and Ravi and the boys and help them to play well away,” Ganguly told Sportskeeda in an interview.

Asked about players not finding their positions secure in recent times with a lot of chopping and changing happening, the former India captain said: “But I think it’s changed a bit in the last four months. Isn’t it. You see KL Rahul now playing both forms of the game, Mohammad Shami has come back for all forms of the game. (Ravindra) Jadeja has played all forms of the game. Rohit Sharma has played all forms of the game, although Rohit had played all forms of the game before we came in and ran the board.

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