Cerebral Shangrila

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Ganguly -- A shadow of the past ?

Controversies are nothing new to Dada. But even his ardent fans wonder if it was proper for him to wash the dirty linen in the public. Ganguly's public disclosure that he was asked to step down during the recent Test match with Zimbabwe ( Which he did with glee after scoring a century) , displays a breach of an unwritten protocol in any game.

Ganguly's assertion that he has scored more than 1000 runs in last 16 tests, hides a lot of truth since most of those runs have been scored against the likes of Bangladesh & Zimbabwe . Here is a Cricinfo report on his last 1000 runs.

Nirmal Shekar , in The Hindu , writes that its time for Ganguly to step down gracefully. We all know Sourav is a fighter but I sincerely hope for his sake and for India, he decides to fight it out on the field and not off it.

10 Comments:

  • crincinfo link - nice pic to go with the article :-) so much for 1000 runs!

    By Blogger Dinesh, at 10:44 PM  

  • He really needs to do something to get back to track on his batting, and seriously its quite stupid the way he went about talking about getting a century against Zimbabwe. He struggled against their mediocre bowling for God's sake, when the others weere going after their bowling, he was being force to give them a McGrath-like respect. Its sad that he has resorted to promoting himself on the back of such innings. But I hope he can recover from the rut and bring back the old Prince of Calcutta.

    By Blogger Aye Kay, at 8:09 AM  

  • I read another article in Cricinfo recently on his interview after his century in Zimbabwe test match.

    Absurd interview and there was a good bashing on him.

    By Blogger Ram C, at 9:39 AM  

  • Yes dada is having a bad time with the bat; if it continues for a little while longer he should make way for someone else. That said, one should also criticise Chappell who had asked him to give Kaif and Yuvraj a go ahead of himself. Why do that when the selectors have appointed dada captain for the whole series? What Ganguly did not factor in though is that with such statements in public, the team cohesiveness is in shambles and insecurity levels are high. Team India is a team no more. Where is the BCCI in all this? Something needs to be done quickly if a competitive and unified team is to be built fot WC 2007.

    Cheers!
    Abhishek

    By Blogger Abhishek Chatterjee, at 11:01 AM  

  • one thing is very clear that our coach is against sachin and dada(frankly on senior batsmen). They have to get rid of these and they have to prove their batting skill. It is pain for them to prove themself after 10 years in the team.

    By Blogger ILA (a) இளா, at 2:38 PM  

  • one thing is very clear that our coach is against sachin and dada(frankly on senior batsmen). They have to get rid of these and they have to prove their batting skill. It is pain for them to prove themself after 10 years in the team.

    By Blogger ILA (a) இளா, at 2:41 PM  

  • I cant say half the things I want to say here...it would ruin the non-profanity outlook adopted by your blog :P
    That apart, I hope that the BCCI realises that there is no future with Ganguly at the helm. It is plain to see that he cannnot get along with the coach. And between Chappell and Ganguly, you all know who is more important for Indian cricket at this current juncture. He cannot run away and cling to Dalmiya's shoulder for comfort anymore. had he not gone public, perhaps he could have. But thank god he came out and told the world. GO GO GO mate. The sun is down and your innings is over. Get back to Nagma before its too late!!

    By Blogger Ram, at 1:48 AM  

  • Go against the coach and you are gone...That's what happens in the Prof. sports here in US. Rarely do we see someone like Kobe, fight with Jackson and yet manage to stick on.!!

    That said, I think Ganguly sucks..Its time for him to step down. I can bet..give me 20 chances, I'll score 100 the next time.

    Because of these 'Grandfathers' youngsters are losing chances and spoiling their life. Ganguly has to step down gracefully. He is a bad example is talking about coach.

    By Blogger Narayanan Venkitu, at 1:29 PM  

  • Century against Zimbabwe!! get out of here.!!

    Any league player can do that.!!

    By Blogger Narayanan Venkitu, at 1:30 PM  

  • All -- What hurts me most is Ganguly knows his problems (Short pitch delivery, bouncy wickets abroad) and has hardly made any changes to his technique .Why doesn't he show that anger in practice sessions ?

    By Blogger Cogito, at 10:46 PM  

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