"Hope To Meet Him One Day": Sourav Ganguly Congratulates Nobel Prize Winner Abhijit Banerjee

"Hope To Meet Him One Day": Sourav Ganguly Congratulates Nobel Prize Winner Abhijit Banerjee

"Hope To Meet Him One Day": Sourav Ganguly Congratulates Nobel Prize Winner Abhijit Banerjee(file image)

New Delhi: Sourav Ganguly congratulated the Indian-born Abhijit Banerjee for winning the Nobel Prize for Economics. Mr. Ganguly is all set to become the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Abhijit Banerjee won the Nobel Prize along with his wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for their combined work in fighting global poverty.

Mr. Ganguly, while speaking to reporters, termed Abhijit Banerjee's achievement as "much bigger". Ganguly also said that he has never met Banerjee in person but was reading about his economic theory which earned him the coveted prize while on the flight. The former skipper also hoped to one day meet him in person.

"It is a much bigger achievement. I congratulate him, never met him. I was reading on the flight what he exactly did. He is a special person and hopefully one day I will meet him. It is a terrific achievement," Ganguly said while congratulating Banerjee.

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BCCI will soon be headed by a panel led by Ganguly, which includes Jay Shah, Arun Dhumal Jayesh George, and Mahim Verma.

Ganguly, while addressing the reporters, said he was confident in his "young" team's abilities to deliver the goods for the Indian cricket. We will take the cricket forward in the country, he added.

"I have got an opportunity when things are tough. It feels great that they have shown confidence in me. I have a young team and have great confidence in them. We don't know how but we will do to best to our abilities."

Ganguly also pointed out what will be his top-most agenda after he takes charge of the BCCI.

"The biggest priority that I have been harping for about past few days is to improve the conditions of first-class cricketers. We only look at the top but now will have to look at the bottom as well," said Ganguly.  He filed his nominations for the BCCI president post yesterday.

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