In 2000 Indian cricket was going through lots of controversies, Sourav has actually changed everything: Laxman

Sourav Ganguly released his book"A Century is Not Enough"

Sourav Ganguly released his book”A Century is Not Enough”

Kolkata: Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly released his book “A Century Is Not Enough” today in Kolkata. Not only the stars of Indian cricket like VVS Laxman, Harbhajan Singh, Cheteshwar Pujara Bengal players like Manoj Tiwary, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Ashoke Dinda,Sambaran Banerjee, Wriddhiman Saha, Ranadeb Bose but also some legend from other sports like former Olympian P.K. Banerjee, East Bengal coach Subhash Bhoumick and film Director Srijit Mukherji, actress Koel Mallick was also present in the ceremony. Family members of Sourav were there. 50000 copies of the book already sold.

Sourav said, “I was lucky to have champions like Sachin, Rahul, Laxman, Harbhajan, Sewhag, Zaheer in my team. The book might not be completed if the 2001 home series in India, 2002-03 tour in AUS, Test & ODI series win in Pakistan didn’t happen. After scoring a hundred in my Test debut at Lord’s I was still in doubts about my international career, as I didn’t know whether I would get another chance or not.”

On the lighter note he said, “Whenever you feel upset you should read the tweets of Virender Sehwag. After scoring 8000 runs in the Test cricket as an opener he still think no.4 is the ideal slot for him. After Sunil Gavaskar he is the best opener for India.”

India beat Australia under Sourav’s captaincy and that changed the scenario of Indian cricket. Talking about the sweetest victory Dada added, “Beating Australia is always very special at our time, it was a totally different feeling of beating the Aussies as Steve Waugh’s side was just invincible. The home series win against Australia back in 2001 changed the mindset of the Indian cricket.”

Dada also shared Eden Test memory against Australia as he said, “My father send me a note and asked me to declare the innings in the fifth day. Bhajji was getting bounce from the wicket and that gave me the confidence that we can win the match.”

Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh said “I was kicked out from NCA as the officials thought that I was arrogant. But that time Dada supported me a lot. Whatever I’m today, all the credits go to this person.” Sharing the memory of Eden test Harbhajan said, “I knew we can win after tea.”

Another batsman VVS Laxman said, “In 2000 Indian cricket was going through lots of controversies and touched its low, Ganguly was the person who has actually changed everything.

Related News


Breaking News:
  • 2018 FIFA WC: Deschamps France creates history, lifts the trophy with pride     Losing the wicket of Kohli in the middle was turning point, says Chahal     2018 FIFA WC: Belgium ease past England 2-0, claims the third spot     I am enjoying English conditions now: Kuldeep Yadav     1st ODI: Kuldeep’s sensational bowling, Rohit’s ton give India an emphatic win over England     2018 FIFA WC: Umtiti the hero, France beat Belgium 1-0 to reach the final     Ronaldo agrees for his sensational move to Juventus from Real Madrid     One of the best performances in T20I format, says Hardik Pandya     Rohit Sharma’s brilliant ton hand India a historic T20I series win over England     2018 FIFA WC: Croatia beat the hosts Russia in a thrilling penalty shoot-out to reach the semis