I think cricket is a captain's game, says Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly on Friday used the oft-repeated remark 'cricket is a captain's game' before saying "man-management and situation-understanding skills" make good coaches, apart from skills.
Speaking in the wake of the Virat Kohli-Anil Kumble saga, former skipper Ganguly said, "I think cricket is a captain's game. Coach should be someone who can help and get the team going." Now a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), Ganguly, who had an infamous spat with former coach Greg Chappell, added, "An impressive presentation does not make you a good coach. Various things are needed to make a good coach — like man-management skill, situation-understanding skill. Maybe someone will be better skill-wise but will lack at man-management. You just have to move on."
He said the Kohli-Kumble story was "past and should be left behind". "We will do whatever we think is good for the Indian cricket. We did the same in appointing Kumble as well. He also gave us results."