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Sourav Ganguly hints about the episode of him getting dropped from Indian team

July 11, 2020

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Very recently, Sourav Ganguly was recalling the year 2005, when he get dropped from Indian cricket team. The current Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President depicted his ouster as a “flat out shamefulness” and talked about his wild connection with the Indian mentor and ex-Australian skipper Greg Chappell. Somewhere in the range of 2005 and 2006, the ‘Ganguly versus Chappell contention’ turned into a subject of some negative open and media discourse.

Ganguly has revealed there was something big behind getting him out from the team. He depicted his expulsion from the group as the “greatest misfortune” of his profession and considered it an “outright treachery”.

Sourav Ganguly not accusing Greg Chappell alone

Ganguly mentioned about the treatment he got during those days. And also mentioned Greg Chappell alone cannot be blamed for this.

Despite the fact that Sourav Ganguly said that Greg Chappell was “the person who began” the procedure. He alluded to a connivance behind his ouster inside the then BCCI board. As indicated by the 113-Test veteran, a remote mentor who doesn’t have any state in the determination can’t drop an Indian skipper. Without naming anybody, he said that “everybody included” in the plan to drop him yet he “didn’t disintegrate under tension” and made a rebound into the Indian group presently.

Rahul Dravid became the skipper for the Indian team after Sourav Ganguly went out. Dravid led team Indian till 2007. And he slowly handed over the responsibility to Anil Kumble and MS Dhoni for Test and ODI. Under Rahul Dravid leadership India did well, played decently. In 2007, they won a Test series in England. However, in World Cup 2007, India performed very poor. Sourav Ganguly said in the meeting that he “longed for winning” the 2007 World Cup since they had lost the past release in the last.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth