Former Indian Skipper and one of the most successful Indian man-manager Sourav Ganguly offered some leadership lessons during an event which can help the current Indian captain Virat Kohli. Ganguly is known for his tactical knowledge of the game. He has been a great leader of the Indian side which eventually helped in getting a better overseas record. According to Dada, it is crucial for a leader to understand the skill set of the team and play accordingly. He believes that a leader has to be exceptionally good when he has greats in the dressing room.
The lessons of leadership
The Prince of Kolkata was the leader of the pack consisting the icons like Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman. Dada explained why a skipper has to relieve pressure from the unit because it can affect their performance on the field. “A captain cannot always say ‘My way or the highway’. Pressure is a must, but make sure it won’t crack you out of the box”. You have to allow freedom to the players knowing the fact that it can be a make or break moment.
what made him so special?
A great leader has to work like an alchemist who can get the extraordinary results out from an ordinary pack. In short, Ganguly Dada thinks a leader needs to earn the respect of the unit first then make them free to flaunt their skills by backing them off the field which will eventually give a better result, but a little bit of control is crucial. It is not just a fact that how Sourav Ganguly became one of the most loved cricketers in India? Experts think he changed the DNA of the Indian cricket and made them accustomed for a win, not a draw.
Let’s see what the current Indian skipper Virat Kohli will get from the great man ahead of the India-Windies two Test match series as he was constantly questioned on his leadership role.