Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is authoring a book on mind games in a sport even as he thinks writing books nightmarish, something which has also dissuaded him from writing his autobiography.
During a book release function, Sourav said, “To sit and write, dictate someone, then correct it and make sure it’s on time with the publisher, it’s a nightmare. I was chased for a long time but I’m not a great writer. I’ve been asked to write a book on mind games in the sport. It’s a book on how the player’s mindset is important to develop the sport and I found that pretty boring actually.”
Ganguly can write a perfect autobiography because of his success as Indian skipper and his controversy with Greg Chappell. Talking about the same, he said, “I have not started thinking about my autobiography. Honestly, I don’t have time and patience to write about what I’ve done for 15-20 years.”
Not an enthusiastic book reader, Ganguly said: “When I became captain a lot of people asked me have you read ‘The Art of Captaincy’ by Mike Brearley or the book by Sunil Gavaskar… I said ‘yes only the front page’.”