Former India captain and Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has stated Kolkata Knight Riders’ co-owner Shah Rukh Khan gave Gautam Gambhir the liberty that he didn’t get throughout his time as captain of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise.
Sourav Ganuly stated one of the best IPL groups have had captains who had complete management of the proceedings and he had requested Shah Rukh Khan for a similar as early because the inaugural version of IPL in 2008.
Ganguly led KKR in 2008 after which he had a controversial player-coach relationship with John Buchanan who had adopted multiple-captaincy idea in 2009. Ganguly, who was crucial of the method from Buchanan, was reinstated as captain of KKR after KKR’s horror run in 2009 that noticed the Australian coach sacked.
Gautam Gambhir took over from Ganguly within the 2011 version of the IPL and led KKR to 2 titles — in 2012 and 2014.
“I used to be seeing an interview the place Gautam Gambhir stated Shah Rukh Khan had informed him within the fourth 12 months ‘That is your staff, I can’t intrude.’ That is what I informed him within the first 12 months. Go away it to me. It did not occur,” Ganguly stated in an interview with Gautam Bhattacharjee on his YouTube channel.
“The perfect IPL groups have been those who have left the staff to the gamers. Take a look at CSK, MS Dhoni runs it. In Mumbai additionally, nobody goes as much as Rohit Sharma and tells him to pick out sure gamers,” Ganguly stated.
Gambhir, in a current chat for Star Sports activities Cricket Linked, had make clear his early interplay with Shah Rukh Khan, highlighting the liberty he acquired as KKR captain.
“That is your staff, make it or break it, I can’t intrude I simply promised him one factor, I do not know the place it is gonna occur however by the point I depart, whether or not it is gonna be three years or six years, this franchise will likely be in a significantly better place,” Gambhir stated.
“Thought course of was the difficulty there. The coach (John Buchanan) believed we wanted 4 captains. So it was only a distinction of opinion, he thought, ‘Let me have four captains, then I can run it my manner.'”
Ganguly additionally stated his issues with Buchanan began as early as the tip of IPL 2008.
“The issues (with Buchanan) began in the direction of the tip of the primary season. The issue was not me, the issue was the system of getting one captain. We had Brendon Mccullum, we had x, we had a bowling captain, and I do not know the captain for what else,” Ganguly stated.