SOURAV GANGULY

  • Sourav Ganguly hails Jagmohan Dalmiya's return as BCCI chief Yesterday

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday hailed the return of Jagmohan Dalmiya as BCCI president and said the seasoned cricket administrator will fulfil all the expectations. "He knows (things) better than anybody else. He will do all the right things. He will fulfil all the expectations," Ganguly said. There were...
  • Virat Kohli may get close to 50 ODI centuries: Sourav Ganguly 6 days ago

    Kolkata: India's premier batsman Virat Kohli may get close to breaking Sachin Tendulkar's 49 ODI centuries record but the batting maestro's 100 International centuries milestone would stay safe forever, feels former India captain Sourav Ganguly. "Virat Kohli I think will get close to him one-day cricket. He has reached 22 centuries,...
  • World Cup: Don't remember any team thrashing South Africa like India did, says Sourav Ganguly February 23, 2015

    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...
  • World Cup 2015: India have lot of match-winners, says Ganguly February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Indian batting line-up may seem to be heavily reliant on Virat Kohli, but former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels that the team has more than one player to depend on as far as one-day cricket is concerned. "In one-day Internationals, there are a lot of match winners. Rohit...
  • Sourav Ganguly made MCC honorary life member February 16, 2015

    London: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has been awarded an honorary life membership to the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the celebrated cricket club announced on Sunday. Following his Test debut in 1996 the 42-year-old played a combined 424 Test and one day international matches for India, averaging over 40 with the...
  • Indian bowling won't lack bite in WC due to Ishant's absence: Ganguly February 13, 2015

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly does not think Indian bowling would lack any bite in absence of senior-most 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...
  • India have a good chance to retain the World Cup: Sourav Ganguly February 5, 2015

    The former India captain, however, said that Team India needs to sort out its injury problems before the mega event. ...
  • India prepared to take on Pakistan in Adelaide, says Sourav Ganguly February 5, 2015

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said he was looking forward to following Indian vice captain Virat Kohli, South African skipper AB de Villiers and young Australian Test captain Steve Smith in the World Cup. Ganguly made the comment at a book launch event when asked to name three players he...
  • Team India will do well in the World Cup, says Ganguly February 4, 2015

    Kolkata: Former captain Sourav Ganguly feels defending champions India have a good chance of reaching the final of the forthcoming cricket World Cup to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand later this month. Releasing a book titled 'Cupmohola' (Seven World Cups) written by sports journalist Gautam Bhattacharjee, Ganguly today...
  • When Tendulkar, Dravid refused to follow Ganguly February 2, 2015

    Recollecting India's NatWest Trophy victory at Lord's in 2002, then Indian team's manager Rajiv Shukla on Monday claimed that skipper Sourav Ganguly wanted all members of the team to do the 'shirt act' but seniors Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid refused. India, chasing England's imposing 325 for five, rode on a...
  • 'Self-belief' helped us beat India in 2003 WC final, says Damien Martyn February 1, 2015

    Perth: Notwithstanding India's good showing en route to the 2003 World Cup final, former batsman Damien Martyn said that it was Australia's 'self-belief' that helped them in outplaying the Sourav Ganguly-led side in the title clash. Put into bat, the defending champions rode on a 234-run unbeaten third-wicket partnership between Ponting...
  • Cricket greats who have never won a World Cup January 30, 2015

    There are countless talented cricketers who had worked tirelessly throughout their careers to have their hands on the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup trophy, but the title of world champion eluded them. I was one of those lucky ones to be part of the winning ICC Cricket World Cup squad...
  • Feared not getting international ton at Eden, says Sourav Ganguly January 28, 2015

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday revealed that his biggest fear in his cricketing career was to have not scored an international hundred at his home ground, the historic Eden Gardens. "My biggest fear was that I thought I would never get a hundred at the Eden. But then...
  • Sourav Ganguly refuses to comment on speculation about joining BJP January 22, 2015

    Kolkata: Amid speculation that cricketer Sourav Ganguly is joining BJP, the former Indian captain on Thursday refused to make any comments while the party said there is no truth in it. "No comments," was his terse reply when Ganguly was asked by reporters whether he was joining BJP. "I am not...
  • Former India cricketer Sourav Ganguly likely to join the BJP, say sources January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India cricketer Sourav Ganguly is in talks with senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and is likely to join the political outfit soon, say sources. In the last few months, the BJP has been very aggressive in Ganguly's home state of West Bengal and has taken on...
  • India firm favourites to defend World Cup title: Sourav Ganguly January 16, 2015

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday said India would be firm favourites to defend their World Cup title in Australia and New Zealand next month. "India have a very good chance of winning the World Cup. I'm not saying this just because there's media. I think whenever you play one-day...
  • Will India win the tri-series in Australia? Stats say 'No' January 15, 2015

    With all the stats that go on to support India and their performance in the shorter format of the game, the following - across the multi-team ODI series they have played in Australia - will definitely not put the team in good light as the Men in Blue gear up...
  • Sourav Ganguly puts his faith in Virat Kohli as Test captain January 11, 2015

    The comparisons will be inevitable but former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said it is unfair to equate the leadership skills of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and newly-appointed Test captain Virat Kohli, who will only become better with experience. "There will be a strong urge to compare Kohli and Dhoni. I...
  • Dhoni's shock exit catches India off-guard December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's sudden decision to quit Test cricket caught the country's media and former players by surprise on Wednesday, even though many felt his time at the top was over. Dhoni's retirement from the longer format on Tuesday, soon after the drawn third Test in Melbourne...
  • Dhoni has struggled as Test captain for a while: Ganguly December 27, 2014

    Melbourne: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels that current skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has not been able to get the best out of the team at the Test level for quite some time despite being the leader for close to 60 matches. Ganguly, who has been an expert commentator in the...
  • Sachin, Sourav display camaraderie, enthused at ISL success December 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Displaying their old camaraderie when they used to clobber bowlers into submission, cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were Saturday enthused by the success of the inaugural Indian Super League. With the Tendulkar co-owned Kerala Blasters FC and Ganguly co-owned Atletico de Kolkata slogging it out in the middle...
  • Hume can score goals, Kerala Blasters are a good side: Saurav Ganguly December 20, 2014

    Former India captain, Sourav Ganguly is of the opinion that Ian Hume has the abilty to score goals that can make Kerela Blasters a dangerous side in the final of the Indian Super League. ...
  • ISL Final: Atletico de Kolkata's injuries could work to Kerala Blasters' advantage December 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) is now down to just one game, the all important final here on Saturday. After a season full of hype, excitement and in the end success, which saw the world take notice of Indian football's renaissance, Kerala Blasters FC and...
  • ISL 2014 Final: Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters all set for a fitting finale December 20, 2014

    Mumbai: A journey of two-and-a-half months has finally arrived at its last junction. After 60 games and 128 goals spread over eight Indian cities, the caravan has reached Mumbai for the grand finale of the inaugural season of the Indian Super League (ISL). On the evening of December 20, the DY...
  • Tendulkar vs Ganguly in ISL 2014 final but Indian football's win confirmed December 19, 2014

    From the 61 matches to be played for this year's edition of the ISL, we are now down to one. It's the final of the tournament - Kerala Blasters FC vs Atletico de Kolkata. The showdown for the mega final takes place on Saturday, at the DY Patil stadium in Mumbai....
  • MS Dhoni has no fears for India on pacy Gabba pitch December 16, 2014

    Dhoni said on Tuesday that he is unconcerned by India's losing record at the Gabba and backed his team to do well on fast wickets in the second Test against Australia. Wicketkeeper Dhoni, who will return from injury to lead the tourists in Wednesday's Brisbane Test after recovering from a fractured...
  • Will India find their next 'Fab Four' in Australia? December 7, 2014

    You never know the value of what you have till you lose it. Similarly, we only got to know how blessed our country was to have gems like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman to be playing at the same time till they called time on their...