Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels that the exposure to various facets of life makes this current generation of cricketers like Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya, extremely fearless.
The BCCI president said that even before some of them have stepped out on international arena, they look so “ready” to take on the world which comes with exposure.
“I think for the modern day generation exposure has been enormous. It helps them to become fearless, because they realise that things are available at their doorsteps. And if they make an effort and are desperate to succeed, they will be successful. So they”re fearless,” India captain said during a conversation with Hero Vired Founder and CEO Akshay Munjal in a YouTube live show titled ”You The Future”.
Ganguly then specifically gave example of Pant and Pandya.
“You look at this current Indian cricket team. The likes of Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya and some of the young fast bowlers who have come at this level, you just see that when they walk out into the International arena, they”re ready.
“They”re not just ready skill wise, but they”re ready mentally also which is very very important,” Ganguly said.
One of the most successful Indian captains, Ganguly, who retired from international cricket in 2008, further said he missed the “7”o clock nervousness” moments while getting up for a Test match.
“I miss that nervousness in the morning at 7 o”clock. When I used to wake up and get ready, wearing my track bottoms, shoes to play a Test match…I was under pressure to perform. I knew I cannot afford to fail as if I performed well, by evening 4.30, I”ll be a hero to all the people in the country,” he said recalling his playing days.