MUMBAI, Oct 23: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday called Virat Kohli �the most important man in Indian cricket� and promised the captain all possible support to make his life �easier and not difficult�.
After taking charge as the BCCI boss here, Ganguly said he will be speaking to the Indian skipper on Thursday to discuss the way forward.
�I will speak to him tomorrow. He is the most important man in Indian cricket as captain of India. I look it at that way. So we will have a word with him and as I said we will support him in every possible way, he wants to make this team the best in the world. It has been a great team to be honest with the way they have played in the last three to four years,� said Ganguly.
Ganguly said he will also sit with the team management which also includes head coach Ravi Shastri.
�It will be a proper discussion and everything will be mutually discussed but be rest assured, we are here to make their life easier, not make their life difficult. Everything is on the basis of performance,� the BCCI president was clear.
�Performance is the most important thing and it will decide the future of Indian cricket. Virat is the most important man in the entire context. We will support him, we will listen to him. I have been a captain myself so I understand. Mutual respect will be there, opinions and discussions will be there and we will do what is best for the game.�
After it became clear that Ganguly would be the next BCCI president, the former captain had spoken about India�s inability to win the ICC events since the 2013 Champions Trophy. He spoke on the subject again.
�Yes you can say that they have not won a World Cup but you don�t win a World Cup every time. Hopefully, we will support him, whatever he wants and we will make sure Indian cricket goes ahead smoothly.� � PTI