Sourav Ganguly is among the best captains the game of cricket has ever seen but there was an instant in his career, when his leadership was snatched away by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Ganguly recently admitted that this decision took him by a jolt.
“Dropping the (India) captaincy (in 2005) got here like a bolt from the blue. You might be damage however you may’t present it as a result of it’s a must to put that behind you and make a comeback. That was an enormous studying expertise as a result of for practically a decade, issues had solely gone up for me. It made me more durable,” Ganguly told to Hindustan Instances.
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It was then Indian coach Greg Chappell behind this outcome. Ganguly was the one to help him to get the job but now he feels that backing Chappell was his “greatest mistake” of his profession.
“Hiring him was the most important mistake of my profession. I had identified a special particular person from a stint as my batting coach in Australia. I don’t know what led to our relationship breaking down. After the 2007 World Cup, I haven’t interacted with him,” Ganguly added.
“What occurred to me shouldn’t occur to anybody. Sure, you’ll get dropped, nevertheless it ought to by no means get private. Each athlete needs to be judged by what occurs within the park.”
Dada is busier than ever, maybe even busier than his enjoying days. He stays one of the crucial in style cricket faces and endorses 12 merchandise, he does company talks on leaderships and hosts one of the crucial in style tv reveals — Dadagiri. Is that it? He’s the president of Cricket Affiliation of Bengal (CAB) and part of three BCCI committees and likewise part of MCC’s working committee.
He has simply penned an autobiography, A Century Is Not Sufficient. “I ended enjoying cricket however acquired into many issues. Financially issues are nonetheless pretty much as good (as when he was a participant) if not higher,” he says.
Ganguly calls dropping the 2003 World Cup closing as his greatest disappointment as he felt ‘the prospect is gone’. He remembers his Check debut, in June 1996, the place he slammed a effective 131, as his greatest second.
He defines himself as a pure captain and right here’s what he has immense praises for chief, who have been his contemporaries and with whom he shared well-known on-field battles.
“I believe Nasser (Hussain) was good. Steve (Waugh) too was a exceptional cricketer and a implausible cricketer. Sachin was very intense, tried very arduous. My greatest days as a participant got here below Sachin. Rahul (Dravid) was very organised and Anil (Kumble) was pure,” mentioned Ganguly earlier than including Hussain and Waugh are good buddies with him.