Sourav Ganguly picks three players

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Sourav Ganguly picked three players from the 2019 ICC World Cup Indian squad that would have found a place in his 2003 Cup Squad. In a recent BCCI chat show, ‘DadaOpensWithMayank’, host Mayank Agarwal read out the question from a fan and Ganguly, in response, made his choices.

Under Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy, India emerged as a force in international cricket reaching the final of the 2003 World Cup and becoming joint winners of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2002.

On the show, a fan asked, “Pick three cricketers from India’s World Cup 2019 squad you would have loved to have in your World Cup 2003 squad and give reasons?” Sourav Ganguly would have picked Dhoni if asked to choose another player

Ganguly further added that he would have picked MS Dhoni too if given another choice but would have managed with Rahul Dravid, who kept the wickets well for India in their campaign.

“MS Dhoni also - but since you gave me three choices, I would have managed with Rahul Dravid behind the stumps, because I think he did a great job in the World Cup,” he said.

Responding to the question, the former Indian captain replied, “Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah.”

Sourav Ganguly also had his reasons ready as to why he picked these three players, adding that he could receive an 'angry' phone call from Sehwag the next day.

Ganguly led a team of youngsters right up to the finals of the 2003 edition of the ICC World Cup as India remained undefeated after a league stage defeat to eventual champions Australia to whom they again lost in the final

On the other hand, although Virat Kohli’s 2019 team had big names in it too, it failed to even reach the final as they were eliminated by New Zealand in the semi-finals. But, the BCCI president said that there were a few players he would have loved to have in his team 17 years ago.

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