Sourav Ganguly being sacked as India captain and subsequently shedding his spot in each Exams and ODIs nonetheless continues to be one of the talked about incidents of Indian cricket. The occasions main as much as it obtained a number of consideration with former Australia batsman Greg Chappell, who was the top coach of Group India then, being on the forefront of it.
Not identified for mincing his phrases, Ganguly has a number of occasions opened up concerning the ‘injustice’ meted out towards him in 2005. In a latest interview with Bengali each day Sangbad Pratidin, he did the identical.
Ganguly, who was dropped after coming back from the Zimbabwe tour in 2005, mentioned he by no means misplaced confidence as a result of he knew he had scored runs towards the likes of Glenn McGrath, Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar.
“I didn’t lose confidence. I knew I’ll rating runs in the event that they play me. My coach didn’t exit within the center to play Wasim, McGrath and Shoaib, I did that and managed to attain runs towards them. If I had achieved that efficiently for 10 years then I can try this once more supplied if get the chance,” mentioned Ganguly.
Agreeing that he was upset after the axing, Ganguly mentioned it solely made him extra assured.
“Sure, I used to be very upset when was I dropped from the aspect however by no means misplaced confidence, not even for a second,” added Ganguly.
Ganguly, who scored 11363 runs in 311 ODIs with 22 lots of to his identify. and 7212 runs in 113 Take a look at at a median of 42.17 and with 16 centuries, mentioned Chappell shouldn’t be blamed alone for his axing.
“I don’t wish to blame Greg Chappell alone. There isn’t a doubt about the truth that he was the one who began it. He out of the blue sends an e mail towards me to the board which will get leaked too. Does one thing like this occur? A cricket group is sort of a household. There can variations of opinion, misunderstandings within the household however that ought to be sorted out with dialogue. You’re the coach, should you believed that I ought to play in a sure method then come and inform me. After I returned as a participant he had specified the identical issues then why not earlier?” mentioned Ganguly.
After being dropped from the Indian aspect in 2005, Ganguly made a comeback to the Indian group in 2006 for the tour to South Africa. Ganguly scored a bagful of runs on his return to worldwide cricket and performed a few of his best knocks over the following two years.