Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, celebrating his 51st birthday, has shared his thoughts on Ajit Agarkar’s appointment as the BCCI Chief Selector. Ganguly, known for his successful tenure as a captain and BCCI President, expressed his good wishes for Agarkar and his belief that he will contribute positively to Indian cricket. With his extensive international playing experience and previous roles as a selector and coach, Agarkar is set to lead the selection panel.
“Wish him all the best. I am sure he will have his ideas about doing what is best for Indian cricket, and hopefully, he will do a good job,” said Ganguly on Agarkar’s appointment.
Ajit Agarkar’s selection as the BCCI Chief Selector comes after Chetan Sharma’s departure following a sting operation by a news channel. Agarkar’s appointment was based on his seniority, experience, and noteworthy international cricket career. He played 26 Tests, 191 ODIs, and four T20Is for India, leaving a significant mark in Indian cricket.
After retiring from international cricket, Agarkar served as the chief selector for the senior Mumbai team, gaining valuable experience in talent identification and team selection. He also worked as the assistant coach for the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022 and 2023 alongside head coach Ricky Ponting. Ganguly himself had a connection with Agarkar during their time at the Delhi Capitals, where Ganguly assumed the role of Director of Cricket for IPL 2023.
Sourav Ganguly expressed his best wishes for Ajit Agarkar in his new role as BCCI Chief Selector. Ganguly believes that Agarkar will bring his ideas and make decisions that are in the best interest of Indian cricket. Given Agarkar’s experience as a player and in various cricketing roles, Ganguly is confident that he will excel in his position.