Sourav Ganguly: Cricket, Captaincy and Controversy by Saptarshi SarkarSourav Ganguly is a difficult icon. He is undoubtedly one of Indias most successful captains, one who moulded a new team when India was at its lowest ebb, reeling from the betting scandal. There can be no argument about his cricketing genius, right from the time he scored a Test century at Lords to the time he led India to the 2003 World Cup final. But the world of cricketing fans is divided into those who adore him fiercely and despise him greatly. He could be arrogant on occasion: Ganguly allegedly refused to carry the drinks as a twelfth man. He constantly challenged authority. Greg Chappell discarded him from the team during his stint as coach. Ganguly cared little for convention: remember the bare-chested celebration at an Indian win? Yet, in all the years of his roller-coaster ride through Indian cricket, no one questioned the mans utter devotion to the game or his team. In this account of one of Indias greatest cricketers, shot through with intimate details, Saptarshi Sarkar tackles controversies around the legendary cricketer head on. Racy and gripping, Sourav Ganguly: Cricket, Captaincy and Controversy investigates the big events in Dadas interesting career. It probes the symbiotic relationship between the man and the cricketer. What was Ganguly thinking before a match? Why did he demand that the grass be trimmed just before start of play at the Nagpur pitch? What was the Indian dressing room like? What was that Greg Chappell chapter all about? An unflinching biography of a man who never shied away from controversies, this is as much a ready reckoner for Sourav Ganguly fans as it is an examination of a crucial era in Indian cricket.
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Sourav Ganguly is one of the four members of the Indian Premier League 's Governing Council, responsible for all the functions of the tournament. He was appointed by Supreme Court in January Ganguly was introduced into the world of cricket by his elder brother, Snehasish. He is regarded as one of India's most successful captains in modern times,  and one of the greatest ODI batsmen of all time. After playing in different Indian domestic tournaments, such as the Ranji and Duleep trophies, Ganguly got his big-break while playing for India on their tour of England.
Sourav Ganguly retired from International cricket in Everybody remembers MS Dhoni's gesture when he asked to Ganguly to captain the side on the final day of the last test match. However, Ganguly has revealed that he had once refused Dhoni's request to captain the side. I had rejected his offer earlier in the day, but could not refuse a second time," Ganguly recalls in his upcoming book "A Century is Not Enough", to be released by the end of this month. Ganguly shared a preview of this book on the publisher Juggernaut's page. In the preview, he reveals what was going through his mind exactly in the final moments of his test career.
MS Dhoni, the former captain of India, is regarded as the most successful captain in the history of Indian cricket. He led the side with disdain and under his leadership, Indian cricket team touched new heights. May the joy that you have spread in the past come back to you on this day. Wishing you a very happy birthday mahi HappyBirthday MSDhoni.
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