Sourav Ganguly

Leander Paes, Indian cricketers to raise funds for cancer victim, deceased's family

Leander Paes, Indian cricketers to raise funds for cancer victim, deceased's fam

Kolkata: India's sporting heroes Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly and Leander Paes have come forward to support cancer patient Bapi Majhi and the family of deceased Alip Chakraborty.

Majhi is a die-hard Mohun Bagan supporter whereas Chakraborty was an East Bengal supporter. A fundraising charity auction for the cause will be held on Saturday.

India's limited overs captain Dhoni has donated his wicket-keeping gloves and pads for the auction, which is being organised by xtratime. in, for the treatment of Majhi.

Dhoni has also wished a speedy recovery to Majhi.

Ganguly congratulates Tendulkar for being chosen as India's Rio brand ambassador

Ganguly congratulates Tendulkar for being chosen as India's Rio brand ambassador

Kolkata, May 4 : Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has wished cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar luck after he accepted the Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) invitation to be one of the goodwill ambassadors for the Indian contingent for this year's Rio Olympics.

The 43-year-old said that Tendulkar had tremendously contributed for India and, therefore, the IOA had decided to choose him as the brand ambassador.

Ganguly praises skipper Kohli for on field passion

Ganguly praises skipper Kohli for on field passion

Kolkata, Aug 13 : Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has said skipper Virat Kohli's passion for the game in him is evident after he scored another Test hundred as a captain against Sri Lanka in Galle on Day two.

"Three (Sydney, Adelaide,Melbourne) of his four test, hundreds have come as captain of India. So, they are fabulous signs of Virat Kohli. I love him on the field as you could see passion and the heart for the game in him. I hope he builds this team to win in all conditions," Ganguly told media here.

Could not turn down Sourav Ganguly's Bengal offer: Pragyan Ojha

Could not turn down Sourav Ganguly's Bengal offer: Pragyan Ojha

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.

Let's give MS Dhoni respect, time: Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly

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.

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