When you have two former India team cricket captains, Jhulan Goswami and Sourav Ganguly in an adda with cricket historian Boria Majumdar, the afternoon resounds alternately with applause and laughter.
At the 14th May event, Lead to Win, Sourav Ganguly lauded Jhulan Goswami as the ambassador of cricket and not just women’s cricket. And Jhulan spoke how her fangirl loyalty shifted from Sachin to Sourav after the Prince of Calcutta joined the game.
Sourav believes in trying till one succeeds. He talked about his formula for success as a leader and his role in training the Delhi Capitals Team. Jhulan Goswami shared the story of her journey from Chakdah to Lords. She had no mentor, no money but she never gave up on her dream. She is an inspiration to young girls.
Boria with his usual flamboyance highlighted their achievements, struggles, failures and many insider anecdotes. The easy banter and jokes on each other also included some serious advice and motivation. Both former skippers agreed – hardwork and harder training is the only path to success; slipping in stories of how they personally dealt with failure and disappointment.