India's most successful captain Sourav Ganguly will start a new innings post-retirement. It will be behind the microphone, as expert analyst for the ICC World Twenty20, commencing in England on Saturday.
As per a deal with ESPN-STAR Sports, Ganguly will be part of a commentary panel that includes Ian Chappell, Ian Bishop, Wasim Akram, Sanjay Manjrekar, Harsha Bhogle and Nasser Hussain.
Ganguly, who will begin his stint with the channel from the semi-final stage, said he is excited about his new role, which also comprises interacting with his former teammates.
"I look forward to interviewing my erstwhile teammates. I am very excited about my new role as the ICC World Twenty20 is the biggest event for an analyst like me and I look forward to the semi-finals and the final where I will be commencing my stint with ESS," he said.
R C Venkateish, Managing Director, ESPN Software India Pvt. Ltd. said Ganguly's uncanny ability to read match situations made him fit for the job.