ICC T20 World Cup: T20 World Cup has started in Dubai. India will start its campaign from October 24. India’s first match is with Pakistan. This match will be played at Dubai International Stadium in the evening. Cricket lovers eagerly wait for the match between India and Pakistan. ABP News had a special conversation with Sourav Ganguly, President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) about India’s upcoming matches in this T20 World Cup.
Indian team has not won any ICC tournament since last 8 years? On this Sourav Ganguly said, “It will not happen that India will win all the time, such gaps will keep coming. India won the World Cup in 2011. Won the T20 World Cup in 2007. In 2003, India played the final of the World Cup. After that, 2014 India played the final of the T20 World Cup in 2017. India lost to Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final in 2017. Then India played the semi-final of the World Cup in 2019. Now every year there is a World Championship, which was not there earlier, so at such times Will.”
Sourav Ganguly said, “The Indian team is so strong, the players are so good that the chance to win and play the final will keep coming. This year also the World Cup which is in Dubai, it is ours but due to Kovid we have taken to Dubai. India will be a contender in this World Cup as well.”
Sourav Ganguly said, “Big matches have to be played well, especially the knockout matches. We will hope that then India wins the T20 World Cup. However, there is no pressure on the players. I have to say that play freely, because This format is such that there is a demand to bat freely, play freely without fear.
India has a good record in the match with Pakistan. On this Sourav Ganguly said, “Pakistan is also a good team, India always wins the mental match, which is very decisive, but in 2017 Pakistan defeated India in the final in the Champions Trophy. Accordingly, India should play well. And it will be a good match.”
At the same time, regarding the ticket, Ganguly said, “I come to know that the demand for tickets in the match between India and Pakistan is the same even today. People from all over the world come to watch the match in Dubai and now everything is open, so people will get Kovid. Want to get out of the house. They also want to get out now after staying at home for one and a half years. People must be tired of Tests and Quarantine, so the demand for this World Cup will be fine.”
Sourav Ganguly is the biggest hero of India vs Pakistan match. On this, he said, “Just I used to play every match with equal importance, whether it was against Pakistan, Australia, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.”
Watch full interview here