“Winning the IPL is more difficult than winning a World Cup…” Sourav Ganguly’s Bold Statement On ‘IPL vs World Cup’

Questions surrounding Rohit Sharma’s captaincy have emerged following India’s recent disappointments in the World Test Championship final and the T20 World Cup 2022. However, former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly has come forward to support Sharma, emphasizing his success as the captain of the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Ganguly believes winning the IPL is even more challenging than winning a World Cup. With the ODI World Cup approaching, Ganguly is confident that Sharma can lead India to glory on home soil.

After Virat Kohli stepped down as captain, the selectors were tasked with finding a suitable replacement. Sourav Ganguly contends that Rohit Sharma was the best candidate for the captaincy role at the time. Rohit Sharma’s achievements leading the Mumbai Indians to five IPL titles and winning the Asia Cup showcased his leadership abilities. Additionally, Ganguly highlights that India reached the final Test Championship and the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup under Sharma’s captaincy, which further justifies the selectors’ decision.

As reported by India Today, Ganguly’s bold statement during a conversation with Aaj Tak has sparked a debate in the cricketing world. He argues that winning the IPL is more challenging than clinching a World Cup title. The former skipper believes that the grueling nature of the IPL, with 14 league matches followed by playoffs, requires consistent performance throughout the tournament. In contrast, the World Cup demands only four to five matches to secure a spot in the semi-finals. Ganguly’s viewpoint underscores the intensity and competitiveness of the IPL.

“The selectors needed a captain after Virat left, and Rohit was the best then. He had won 5 IPL trophies and done well at the international level as well; he won the Asia Cup. He was the best option. India also played in the final of the Test championship, although we lost. Even two years ago, we lost the WTC final. We reached the semis of the T20 World Cup. So, the selectors picked that person who was the best for the job,” Ganguly said.

Sourav Ganguly expresses unwavering faith in Rohit Sharma’s leadership abilities. Drawing a parallel with former Indian captain MS Dhoni, Ganguly emphasizes that Sharma has proven himself by guiding the Mumbai Indians to IPL glory on multiple occasions. Ganguly’s confidence in Sharma stems from his belief that the experiences gained and successes achieved in the IPL can be translated into leading the national team to triumph in the upcoming ODI World Cup, to be held in India.

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“I have full faith in Rohit. He and MS Dhoni have won 5 IPL titles. Winning the IPL isn’t easy because it’s a tough tournament. Winning the IPL is more difficult than winning a World Cup, as there are 14 matches after which you participate in the playoffs. In the World Cup, a place in the semis takes only 4-5 matches. In the IPL, it takes 17 matches for you to become champions,” he added.

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