Wright doesn't mind working with Ganguly
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter


Player:JG Wright, SC Ganguly

DateLine: 15th August 2009

 

Former India coach John Wright said he doesn't mind reuniting with Sourav Ganguly in the IPL next year.

 

"We worked well together. It was a good combination. I have no qualms about working again with Sourav Ganguly," Wright, who was the Indian team's coach during Ganguly's captaincy," Wright, who is here as New Zealand 'A' assistant coach for the Buchi Babu tournament, told reporters.

 

Wright, who is one of the frontrunners to become KKR coach, recalled the "exciting" stint with Team India under Ganguly.

 

"Working here is always so exciting since there are always speculations, which keeps you rather busy and it is also part of the excitement," Wright quipped.

 

"Sourav and myself are strong individuals and we had great times being in the same boat. He was the first captain from Bengal and I was the first foreign coach for India and we had known we have to win matches. He did his things his way. I would challenge him. Sometimes, we did not know why to agree.

 

"He did things differently but we had great trust in our relationship. I was so proud at the way he fought back after being dropped. It is always nice to see that your players are doing well, when you are out of the job and being away in your own country," said the former New Zealand opener. . Wright said he was also pleased to see pacer Zaheer Khan's revival.

 

"I was really impressed with Zaheer Khan. His improvement has been tremendous. He is a world class fast bowler. I have seen his development from the time when he wanted to be a professional cricketer," he said.