Arguably one of the most successful captains in Indian cricket's rich history, Sourav Ganguly carved his own niche in the gentleman's game on the back of a brutally honest approach. Unlike MS Dhoni, whose tenure as Indian captain rarely saw him expressing himself on the field, Ganguly was not the one to mince words or hide his emotions after an emphatic win.
Even when he called time on his career, Ganguly didn't change his approach. Often seen in the commentary box, the former Indian captain's honest take and game analysis continued to make him one of the most respected voices in cricket. And, even as he became the new president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), his approach remains the same.
Ever since taking up the role of the BCCI chief last October, Ganguly has been looked upon as the agent of change for Indian cricket. The former Indian captain has already taken key decisions and continues to contribute towards Indian cricket in his new role.
Owing to his professional commitments, the former Indian cricketer already has a lot to deal with but, with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, things have been too hectic for Dada lately. From calling off South Africa series at home to suspending the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Ganguly, in the capacity of the BCCI president, has been on his toes.
But, while he might have taken up more responsibility lately, Ganguly still managed to let off some much-needed steam. Owing to the hazards of the epidemic, which was led to 172 confirmed cases in India, the BCCI recently closed its offices and asked the employees to work from home. While the move was aimed at curtailing the spread of the deadly virus, it served as a blessing in disguise for Ganguly who got a rare "free" day.View this post on InstagramAmids all the corona virus scare .. happy to sit in the lounge at 5pm .. free... canât remember when I did last ..A post shared by (@souravganguly)
In his latest social media post, Ganguly shared a picture of himself where he was seen relaxing in a comfortable chair. "Amid all the coronavirus scare..happy to sit in the lounge at 5pm..free...can't remember when I did last.." Ganguly wrote on Instagram.
Asked to comment on the IPL 2020 recently, Ganguly claimed that the thirteenth edition, which was scheduled to begin from 29th March before being deferred to 15th April, will be a truncated affair. "If it happens, it has to be truncated because if it starts on April 15, then anyway 15 days are gone. How truncated, how many games, I can't tell at the moment," he told reporters after meeting officials from IPL franchises.