Why Sourav Ganguly Supported Rohit-Dravid Even After Losing The WTC Final, Check Full Report

India’s defeat against Australia in the World Test Championship (WTC) final has led to discussions and debates about the team’s captaincy and coaching. Disappointed fans on social media have expressed their desire for a change in leadership, given the team’s recent failures in major ICC tournaments.

Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid took charge of the team following India’s poor performance in the T20 World Cup 2021. Many had hoped that this duo would lead India to an ICC title, as the team had not won a major trophy since 2013 under the leadership of MS Dhoni.

However, India’s fortunes under Rohit and Rahul have not improved. The team faced early exits in the Asia Cup, losing to Pakistan and Sri Lanka, followed by a semifinal exit in the T20 World Cup. The recent heavy defeat in the WTC final has only added to the disappointment.

In an interview with India Today, former India skipper and ex-BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was asked about the need for a change in leadership. Ganguly emphasized that such decisions are the responsibility of the selectors and questioned the influence of social media in shaping these decisions. He expressed his support for Rahul and Rohit, considering them the ideal candidates for the job, especially with a major tournament on the horizon.

“It’s a selector’s job at the end of the day, but how does social media influence? Virat himself didn’t want to captain Test cricket two years ago. If you ask me who should be and will be India’s captain and coach? Rohit and Rahul, that’s the right way of all.” Ganguly said in the interview.

Ganguly acknowledged that the decision ultimately lies with the selectors but highlighted the importance of considering the team’s best interests. He mentioned that even Virat Kohli, the current captain, had expressed his reluctance to continue leading the Test side two years ago. Ganguly firmly stated that, in his opinion, Rahul and Rohit are the right choices for captain and coach, respectively, at least until the upcoming World Cup. He also wished them luck in their roles.

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“At least till the World Cup, this will continue. I don’t know what’s in Rohit’s mind after the World Cup and what he wants to do. At the moment, the coach and captain are the best for India, and I wish them all the luck,” Ganguly further added.

The debate surrounding India’s captaincy and coaching is likely to continue, with various opinions being expressed by fans, experts, and former players. As the team prepares for future tournaments, including the highly anticipated World Cup, the selectors will be responsible for assessing the team’s performance and making decisions that they believe will be in the best interest of Indian cricket.

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