Pragyan Ojha has given a little bit little bit of credit score to Sourav Ganguly for India’s 2011 World Cup win, though the previous India captain had retired from worldwide cricket in 2008. Led by MS Dhoni, India beat Sri Lanka to elevate the World Cup after 28 years in 2011. Whereas MSD turned solely the second India captain after the nice Kapil Dev to style World Cup glory, Ojha, the previous India spinner, believes credit score goes to Ganguly for shaping the careers of among the gamers who fashioned a significant a part of the workforce.
“One man, I really feel, who had contributed even when he was retired was Sourav Ganguly. For those who see, there have been 5-6 members from the workforce that Sourav Ganguly had nurtured. That’s why I say, all the time imagine within the course of,” Pragyan Ojha mentioned on Sports activities Right this moment.
The 2011 World Cup squad had a number of gamers who had made their debuts when Ganguly was captain of the Indian cricket workforce between 2000 and 2005, together with Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra and Dhoni himself, with out whom the World Cup win would not have been attainable.
Sehwag typically gave India rollicking begins on the high, whereas Zaheer was the joint main wicket-taker of the match. Nehra bowled a high-quality spell in opposition to Pakistan within the semi-final, whereas Yuvraj took away the Man of the Match award.
“Mahi bhai completed the sport with the last-ball six however the contribution that everybody made was very good. Like should you discuss Zak, to me an important half was breaking these partnerships within the center overs, that’s the place the sport is set and that’s what he did to perfection,” Ojha added.
“Then we had Munaf Patel, then we had Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Sachin paaji, Viru paa, Gauti bhai and who can overlook Yuvi paa. Who can overlook the best way he was the Man of the Match. It was a collective effort.”