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Saturday, April 02, 2005

Saurav Ganguly
Another Defination Of Attitude

Yes,Im Taking about -the man with self-belief,tenacity and indomitable spirit.The man who led the Indian Team during the time when Indian cricket was not doing well since years specially outside country and shaped the team's future.A true player's captain with a charizmatic batting style.


What Saurav Says

I don’t believe in making correct decisions. I believe in making the decisions and then making them correct’, this tells about the attitude of a winner that he is.

Where Was The Logic?(The victim of Conspiracy)

NOTE - Some of the facts related to Saurav are taken from related websites, I hav collected all these facts in one post for my personal interest as he is one of whose attitude impresses very much and a motivation for me :) there is no point of saying tht this content belongs to this or this site.

Having been dropped for first Test against England, Sourav Ganguly may have lost his chance to ride into the sunset with dignity. The selection panel justified their decision by opting for youngsters, keeping in mind India's ageing middle order. But do the experts support the treatment meted out to Ganguly? Here are some of the reactions.(this info is taken From

Circumstantial evidence shows that Bengal is not getting proper treatment. If they (the selectors) have dropped him now, then why did they include him in the Indian squad for Pakistan? Where is the logic?"
Deep Dasgupta former India wicketkeeper and Bengal captain, in Mid Day
"Please spare me. I am terribly upset and am not in a position to comment. All I can say it was totally unexpected."
Snehashis Ganguly, Sourav's brother, in the Deccan Chronicle
"The selectors are claiming that they want to look forward. Then why why have they taken Anil Kumble and VVS Laxman? I don't understand whether they are looking forward or backward. His experience to the Indian middle order. They are maintaining double standards towards Sourav Ganguly."
Sambaran Banerjee, former national selector in Mid Day
"It's a shocking news. It seems a conspiracy, especially when Yuvraj Singh is not in the team"
Gopal Bose, former Bengal opener, in Mid Day
"I was sure that he (Ganguly) will be in the squad. How can they ignore his experience?"
Pranab Roy, former national selector and India opener, in The Telegraph
"Ganguly's return may seem possible but is highly improbable."
Navjot Singh Sidhu, in DNA
"I think it was coming and the decision has made it clear that the selectors have already made their mind to keep Sourav out. If they are talking about the future by infusing young blood, then why single out only Sourav? Since Yuvraj was ruled out, Sourav should have made the squad and I cannot blame the selectors alone for the decision, I think it's also the management's move to shut the door on the former skipper. It seems Sourav's fate is quite clear."
Ashok Malhotra, former India batsman, in The Telegraph
"This is a good forward-looking move. And if Saurav is not picked now, definitely there is a still slimmer chance for him in the future."
Krish Srikkanth, former India batsman on

During his exile, he featured in most table top discussions. There was scrutiny, there was empathy and there was criticism. But resolute dada was silent all along, taking everything that came in his stride.

He didn't let it get to him, instead he went back to the nets, worked hard on his weaknesses and went through the grind of domestic cricket. Somewhere in the corner of his mind he knew that his time would come.

And the time did come for the Prince of Kolkata.

Storming Comeback Of Ganguly..

10 months Ago,.ek aise aadmi ko team se bahar phek diya tha.WITHOUT givin any chance aftr his fantastic captioncy more thing.thr r so many senior cricketers n specialists,No one was supportin him in tht high time.that was the moment of chilling truth for Ganguly, a moment of agony and humiliation.People r sayin tht he should resign .thr is no chance 4 comeback of Ganguly.Bt at last he has proved himself by his storming comeback.whn team was struggling.

Nice Video Mix On Saurav Check out

His Cricket Career At a Glance
(This info is taken from

Im providing this info here B'cuz every Fan of Ganguly should know these facts..if he is a real fan..
Saurav Ganguly the Prince of Kolkata has a fan following of millions and that is justified considering the number of winning knocks he has played for India। His batting is the perfect blend of elegance and power. He has all the traditional style that goes with left handed batsmanship. He is also a superb/ perfect timer of the ball. The manner in which he steps out and pounces on the ball, like a tiger on a hapless prey, is something to be enjoyed on the spot. He is one of the most aggressive Captain India has ever had and has emerged as one the key components of the Indian team. His ability to play shots on the off side is special because there are very few players who can hit the ball in that area as crisply as he does. He is an aggressive left-handed batsman and is also an effective (right-handed) medium pace bowler.

He started his international career as a 19 year old during the tour to Australia in 1991-92 where both his ability and attitude was questioned. His recall for the 1996 tour to England was severely criticised as one of the evils of India's "quota" system. But he answered that in style by not only scoring centuries in his first two Test innings but also capturing vital wickets to bag the Man of the series award. Still he was considered fit only for the Test matches because of his inability to
play onside strokes. He worked on that problem and became a household name in India after the Sahara Cup in Toronto where he won several matches for India against Pakistan. Besides several superlative batting performance (including 75* in 75 balls), he exploited the conditions to return some excellent bowling figures (including 5-16). He is often criticised for his running between the wickets and if he works on that, the way he has worked on his leg-side then he will definitely become a formidable force in the World of Cricket.


Dad's Name : Chandi Das Ganguly
Wife's Name : Dona Ganguly
Ganguly was born to a life of luxury and comfort as he was the son of an affluent printer. Ganguly is perhaps one of the richest Indian cricketer of recent times. Ganguly's father presides over a big joint family of over 50 people, though they all do not live in the same house. There are 22 bedrooms in his house, and the family possesses over 20 cars.

His first step towards cricket

Ganguly's first step towards cricket was a happy accident of fate: Ganguly was not encouraged to play cricket because his parents wanted him to focus on his studies. But his elder brother Snehasish was an accomplished cricketer. He was a left-hander so Sourav simply followed his brother and started playing with left hand. It was convenient for him because he could thus use his brother's cricket equipment; for his fans, it was a blessed stroke of luck, for the joys of the left-handed drive in cricket surpass almost everything else. One fine day during his holidays, Sourav asked his father to get him enrolled in a cricket academy as he was finding difficult to pass his time.


An under-15 Orissa cricket team happened to be in Calcutta, and Sourav happened to smash them with a century. Young Sourav had found his métier. But the pain was yet to come. A hundred (121) for East Zone against West Zone in the Duleep Trophy in 1991 earned Sourav a place on the tour of Australia in 1991-92. He was played in only one One-day International match and was then forgotten for over four years. He thought that his career as an international cricketer was over as he was ridiculed as a non-talent, and it was alleged that he had 'attitude problems'. They said he refused to carry drinks for his teammates, he was too high-headed and arrogant, he behaved like a Maharaja, an emperor. None of it was true, says Sourav. But the labels stuck, and Sourav was a forgotten man. He was left alone to sort out his career, and to reinforce his shattered confidence, with some help from an English rugby team sports psychologist.


But fate had more surprises in store. Sourav was chosen to tour England with the Indian team in 1996. Navjot SinghSidhu, his roommate on the tour, chose to walk out of the team after a misunderstanding with captain Azharuddin, while Sanjay Manjrekar was injured. Sourav thus got a chance to make his Test debut. There was a crescendo of criticism on his selection for the tour; that the Bengal lobby was at the base of his inclusion was the harsh and unanimous verdict. But all that lasted only till the second Test at Lord's where he blasted a superb century.

As a person

Sourav Ganguly is a quiet, unassuming, undemonstrative man with nerves of steel. As the current captain of the team, Ganguly's aggressive batting and big scores testify to the fact that he has learnt to deal with pressure and the burden of leading the country does not constraint him. In fact, the responsibility seems to have had an encouraging effect; he is beginning to emerge from the shadow of Sachin Tendulkar. Sourav is a deeply religious person and observes a fast every Tuesday.

His marriage

He is married to Dona, who was a next-door neighbour to the Ganguly family. Their fathers were once friends but the relationship was strained and the young couple got married under cover. It was a typical Hindi movie love story where the hero and heroine are separated by their parents and so they run off to get married. And like the movie ends their families too reconciled but only in the end i.e. after the marraige.

His first love

You all will be surprised to know that 'Football' is Saurav's first love. He played for his school football team for four years. But since there were not many opportunities in football, he shifted to cricket. This shift of game was because of his father, who made him join a cricket coaching club. His father Mr. Chandi Ganguly had also played for the state.

His Secret

Now we will tell you a private habit of your favourite cricketer.............The first thing Saurav does after he checks into a hotel room is to place the portrait of goddess Kali and the picture of his wife Dona on his bed side table. For this Bengal Tiger there is nothing more relaxing than watching Dona (his wife who is a classical dancer) perform a dance routine.


Ganguly was appointed the Captain of the Indian cricket team in February, 2000.
Ganguly was the Man of the Series in the New Zealand-India 5 match ODI series in November 1999. Ganguly made a mammoth 183 against Sri Lanka in World Cup 1999, which, at that time, was the Highest ODI Score by an Indian, beating Kapil Dev's Record of 175*. Ganguly was the Man of the Series in the Pepsi Cup 1999 (March-April) for scoring 278 runs and taking 6 wickets in total. Saurav Ganguly has the distinction of being one of the few players in the World to Score a century and take 4 wickets in the same match. (ODIs) Saurav Ganguly along with Tendulkar forms the 4th Best Opening Pair in the History of One-day cricket. Saurav Ganguly and Tendulkar were involved in a World Record Opening Partnership of 252.
Saurav Ganguly scored a Century on Debut at Lords in 1996, and went on to score a century in the very next match as well. Saurav Ganguly was named Sport star Person of the Year 1998. He also won the Arjuna Award in 1998. Saurav Ganguly was the Highest Run-Scorer for India in ODIs in 1997. In the Sahara Cup 1997, Saurav Ganguly set a new World Record for 5 consecutive Man of the Match Awards. He was also the Man of the Series.

Something More About Ganguly

A very challenging and aggressive cricketer from the state of Bengal in form of a Classy Batsman , good fielder , pretty handy bowler and all sporting spirit," His aggressive brand of cricket has set a new trend of aggression that is prevalent among the youngsters, SEHWAG, KAIF, ZAHEER and YUVRAJ. This aggressive cricket has been subjected to useless and senseless criticisms by slobs ,such as BISHEN SINGH BEDI, RAVI SHASHTRI, NAVYOT SINGH SIDHU ( At Times). Bishen singh Bedi being the usual suspect saying something or the other using the few english words he possesses in his limited vocabulary." Mild mannered at heart , good looking and pleasant appearance." So as we know that Tendulkar to be the best batsmen in India or so for that matter , the whole world but Saurav Ganguly can easily be considered one of best left handed batsmen in the Whole globe.Sourav being the First Captain after 20 years to make us reach the World Cup Finals.

 A True Fighter 

Here is Ganguly’s performance since his return in South Africa.

Against South Africa in tests, he was the highest scorer from India with 214 in six innings. He scored two fifties and a crucial 46 which had kept the third test match alive for India. It’s only after he got out India started crawling and lost the plot. Of all the batsmen he was one of the few who looked ready to fight the South Africans.

Considering his ODI record against South Africa in South Africa - especially in the 2001 series, they definitely made a blunder by not taking him there. If things were really as what Greg Chappell said and the plan was to get Ganguly back when he started performing again, they should have considered him for ODIs. Here are more details about his 2001 performance.

Having done fairly well in the tough test, he has played even better at home against the West Indies and Sri Lanka. Against the West Indies, he was third highest scorer from India after Dravid and Tendulkar (Ganguly played one match less though). Scored two fifties in three matches including one 98 that resembled Tendulkar’s similar 93 when he had returned from injury a little over a year back.

He improved further against Sri Lanka and got the “man of the series” award, scoring the highest runs - 168 in three innings including 2 fifties. He was the highest scorer not only from India’s side but between both sides.

Anyways. ye Duniya hai .logo ka kaam hai kahna..for me Everythin n anythin against u is simply called Rubbish".U juss follow ur own characterstics..n u'll rock always. we r always with u.

Cheers with Neembu Paani.. :P!!

Yagya Datt Sharma
02 April06


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