Delhi Capitals appoint Sourav Ganguly as advisor

Former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly has been appointed as the advisor for Delhi Capitals.

The former left-handed batsman will work alongside the team’s head coach Ricky Ponting.

“I am very pleased to come on board with the Delhi Capitals,” Ganguly said, on his association.

“Having known the Jindals and the JSW Group for years, I am now excited to be a part of their latest sports venture. I am really looking forward to working with the players and the support staff.”

The Delhi franchise, which was previously known as the Delhi Daredevils, has never won an IPL title.

“Sourav is one of the most astute minds in world cricket. A lot of what we see in Indian cricket today was born because of Sourav. His aggression, positivity and never say die attitude are traits we want the Delhi Capitals team to imbibe. It is truly an honour that Sourav has chosen Delhi as his IPL team.

“I have no doubt that our team will benefit immensely from his experience, guidance and advice. Sourav has been like family to me and I am deeply humbled to have him as an advisor,” said Delhi Capitals chairman Parth Jindal.

Ganguly’s last association to IPL came in 2012 where he played for Pune Warriors.

This will be exciting to see for all the fans as the captains of the 2003 World Cup finalists will be working together once again after being associated with KKR a few years ago.