Kolkata : Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha was approached by Sourav Ganguly to turn out for Bengal for the upcoming domestic season, an offer that was so exciting that the India discard had to seek an emotional move from Hyderabad.
"Sourav spoke to me and said they're keen on having him in the Bengal side. It was so exciting for me that I could not turn it down. The main objective was to play for an Elite team to give push to my comeback. I've got the acceptance letter (contract) and my NOC is also ready," Ojha told PTI from Hyderabad.
New Delhi : Former captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday demanded respect for beleaguered Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying he has astonishing One-day records as skipper and needs to be given all the time in the world to take a decision.
Following India's defeat in the second ODI against Bangladesh, in an unusual show of emotions, Dhoni last night said he can step away from captaincy if it brings back good days to Indian cricket.
Ganguly said one must not take it seriously since Dhoni's words were result of frustration.
New Delhi, June 1 : Indian cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman have agreed to join the newly constituted advisory committee of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Anurag Thakur , BCCI secretary, tweeted that former Indian players Ganguly, Tendulkar and Laxman would form the all-important committee that would advise the Indian Cricket Board.
According to reports, the trio would give suggestions on the domestic scenario in India and would also advice on the decision on the appointment of the new coach for the Indian cricket team.
Hamilton: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels that key to opener Shikhar Dhawan's success in the cricket World Cup is about playing freely which was not happening during the Australia series.
"I believe it is about playing freely in the World Cup that can be attributed to Shikhar's success as it was not happening earlier during the Australia series," Ganguly said during an interaction, here on Sunday.
New Delhi: Impressed by India's clinical performance against South Africa, former cricket captain Sourav Ganguly said the Proteas have not been outplayed like this in a "long long time" and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side can gain a lot of courage from such a display.
"I don't remember South Africa being outplayed like this in a long long time," Ganguly, who is part of the Star Sports commentary panel, told PTI post India's 130-run victory against South Africa in their second pool game of the World Cup.
Kolkata - Former India captain Sourav Ganguly does not think Indian bowling would lack any bite in absence of seniormost speedster Ishant Sharma who has been ruled out of the Cricket World Cup because of a knee injury.
"One player's absence won't make much of a difference.
The rest will also have to bowl well," said the cricketer-turned-commentator said here before flying to Australia for the ICC World Cup commencing tomorrow.
Ishant apparently sustained the injury during the Boxing Day Test and went on to miss the final Test of the five-match series that India lost 0-2.
Kolkata - With three back-to-back series wins, India deserved to be the number one side in the ICC ODI rankings, said former captain Sourav Ganguly here on Tuesday.
"They have been playing well in the last three series. They beat England in England, won against the West Indies and now here too they have clinched the series," Ganguly told reporters on the sidelines of CAB's programme to celebrate 150 years of Eden Gardens.
London, Sep 01 : Former India cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly has insisted that the problem England has is their mental approach to batting and facing spin bowling and they have to change that to win matches.
Kolkata - In his first day in office as Cricket Association of Bengal joint-secretary, former India captain Sourav Ganguly Saturday said playing cricket was "tougher" than wearing the administrator`s hat.
Kolkata: Former India captain will begin a new innings as cricket administrator when he`s elected uncontested for the post of joint-secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) at its 83rd AGM here on Sunday.
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