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Sourav Ganguly fans' favourite to be India's new coach

Speculations of former India captain Sourav Ganguly "taking over" the reins of the team from Duncan Fletcher saw fans erupting with joy on social media.

Cricketnext Staff |August 16, 2015, 8:46 PM IST
Sourav Ganguly fans' favourite to be India's new coach

Speculations of former India captain Sourav Ganguly "taking over" the reins of the team from Duncan Fletcher saw fans erupting with joy on social media.

According to a newspaper report on Thursday, a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) insider had revealed that Ganguly has put in an informal word to the new BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya about his interest to replace Fletcher, whose tenure as India coach ended after the World Cup.

However, the man himself has squashed the reports, saying this is the first time he has heard that and he has not spoken to Dalmiya regarding this issue.

"I am hearing this for the first time," was Ganguly's reaction when asked about whether he is in the fray to be the next coach. "I don't want to say anything on this. Let's not speculate. Don't jump the gun," he added.

Cricketnext asked fans for their reaction to the development on twitter using the hashtag #GangulyForCoach. The tweets reveal Ganguly is the outright favourite to be the new coach of Team India followed by former batting legend Rahul Dravid.

Majority of them have termed the move as the best thing for Indian cricket with one of them even saying that Ganguly can handle the attitude of someone like Virat kohli. Many of the fans have also said that Ganguly will bring in aggression into the team.

Here are some of the best reactions.

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