SOURAV GANGULY

  • Ganguly was an emotional captain, Dhoni is not: VVS Laxman Yesterday

    Indian Test legend VVS Laxman said former India captain and teammate Sourav Ganguly was a good leader who identified match-winners. Laxman, who was known for his elegant and skillful wrist-play, heaped praise on Ganguly's captaincy at the 'Hindustan Times Leadership Summit' in New Delhi on Saturday. "A good leader identifies match-winners...
  • Couple of two-day matches not sufficient to open Australia tour, says Ganguly Yesterday

    New Delhi: Not really impressed with the preparation that India will have going into the Test series against Australia, former captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said a couple of two-day practice games are just not enough. India will start the Test series against Australia on December 4 and play two practice...
  • Problems persist for Dhoni in Tests but can win World Cup: Sourav Ganguly 2 days ago

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who won the World Cup for India in 2011 after 28 long years, should stay at the helm for the team to defend their title in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. During the Test series in England, which...
  • Saurav Ganguly to pitch for hockey, inaugurate Beighton on November 24 3 days ago

    Kolkata: After football, former India captain Sourav Ganguly would be seen promoting hockey when he will inaugurate the main round of the 119th All India Beighton Cup Hockey Tournament on November 24. "We are grateful to Ganguly... He has confirmed to inaugurate the quarterfinal league. It's a big boost for the...
  • ISL: First aim to reach the semis,says ATK co-owner Sourav Ganguly November 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India cricket captain and co-owner of Atletico de Kolkata Sourav Ganguly has said that the team's first aim was to reach the semi-finals of the Indian Super League. "Our first aim now is to reach the semi-finals and then the finals of ISL tournament", Ganguly said. After ATK's clash with...
  • Bishan Singh Bedi not pleased with Ganguly taking his shirt off at Lord's November 12, 2014

    Kolkata: Not exactly a fan of exuberant celebrations on the cricket field, former Indian captain Bishan Singh Bedi on Wednesday said the players' display of emotion and enthusiasm these days is mostly for the cameras and cannot be considered gentlemanly. Recalling the famous shot of the then captain Sourav Ganguly waving...
  • India deserve No. 1 ODI ranking, says Sourav Ganguly November 11, 2014

    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 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...
  • Chappell wanted to get rid of Sehwag, Yuvraj along with Ganguly: Harbhajan November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar's claims of Greg Chappell being a dictatorial coach seem to have opened a Pandora's box with his then teammate and senior offspinner Harbhajan Singh saying that some players in the side provided "selective misinformation" to the Australian in a phase which "temporarily destroyed Indian cricket". "Chappell destroyed...
  • Sachin Tendulkar reveals, Dravid says no comments, Chappell denies November 4, 2014

    Cricket's Zen master, who never let anyone breach his zone while batting in the middle, has riled up many with his words that he chose to either keep to himself or used very carefully during his playing days. The launch of Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography 'Playing It My Way' is only...
  • Riled up Greg Chappell denies Sachin Tendulkar claims November 4, 2014

    Riled up by Sachin Tendulkar's comments in his autobiography 'Playing It My Way', former India coach Greg Chappell has come out denying the master blaster's claims that he wanted to replace Rahul Dravid as captain before the 2007 World Cup. It would be an understatement to say that the autobiography of...
  • Dravid said he knew it all but could not control Greg: Sourav Ganguly November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Sourav Ganguly on Monday disclosed that Rahul Dravid was aware of what Greg Chappell was up to during his stint as India coach but he "could not control" the Australian. Ganguly's comments came after excerpts from Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography revealed that Chappell had made a "shocking" suggestion to Tendulkar...
  • Will captaincy weigh on just back-in-form Virat Kohli? October 28, 2014

    Once again Virat Kohli is at the helm of Team India. Once again he will be under the 'captaincy' pressure. And once again it will be a test for India's first-in-line to throne to sustain his recently-gained form against the West Indies after a long lean slump. India decided to rest...
  • Dhoni doing a good job but my favourite captain is Ganguly: Yuvraj Singh October 25, 2014

    Out of form and striving for a comeback to India's ODI set-up, Yuvraj Singh says he 'flourished' the most under Sourav Ganguly who is also his favourite among the captain's he played under. Talking to The Indian Express at the Idea Exchange event, Yuvraj touched subjects on and off the field,...
  • Laxman named 'batting consultant' of CAB's Vision 2020 project October 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India batting great VVS Laxman has been appointed batting consultant in Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)'s Vision 2020 Project due to the initiative of association's joint secretary and Laxman's long-time India team colleague Sourav Ganguly. His best cricketing achievement happened on the hallowed Eden Gardens turf and VVS Laxman...
  • ISL: Win more important, says Atletico de Kolkata co-owner Ganguly October 24, 2014

    Kolkata: His side might have made headlines for the wrong reasons in Goa, but Atletico de Kolkata co-owner and former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday said the win was more important. Asked to comment on French World Cup winner Robert Pires' shocking claim that ATK coach Antonio Habas punched...
  • World Cup captains say handling pressure will be key to winning in Australia October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Defending Team India's often-criticised character of crumbling under pressure, former captain Sourav Ganguly said that the current side is better adept in responding to difficult situations than before. "In 2003, we lost to the best Australian side under Ricky Ponting. But today, the Indian team won't buckle under pressure,"...
  • Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag won't feature in 2015 World Cup: Ganguly October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Former captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday ruled out Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh's chances of staging a comeback to the Indian team for next year's ODI World Cup. "It will be difficult for Sehwag and Yuvraj to play in this World Cup. Because World Cup is so near and...
  • West Indies pullout was unfortunate, says Sourav Ganguly October 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday termed the West Indies pull out as unfortunate and unprecedented as the visitors cancelled the ongoing series. Shocked and surprised at WICB's decision to cancel the ongoing tour of India, Ganguly said "I have never seen such a thing in my life, it's...
  • CAB celebrates 150 years of Eden Gardens October 16, 2014

    Kolkata: From Chandu Borde and Salim Durani - the chief architects of India's first Test win at Eden -- to Sourav Ganguly, the stadium's rich history was hailed as Cricket Association of Bengal began 150 years' celebrations of the stadium with a book and documentary launch on Thursday. While Ganguly singled...
  • Dhoni must stay captain till 2015 World Cup, says Ganguly October 15, 2014

    Former captain Sourav Ganguly believes that the Indian cricket team has a good chance of defending the World Cup title under Mahendra Singh Dhoni's leadership. While India's overseas record under Dhoni isn't anything to boast about, Ganguly feels the time is not right to think about a possible successor. "Not till...
  • India have a good chance of defending World Cup: Sourav Ganguly October 14, 2014

    Former captain Sourav Ganguly believes that the Indian cricket team has a good chance of defending the World Cup title in 2015 to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. "India have got a good chance of defending the World Cup. They are a very good One-Day International (ODI) side...
  • Sachin Tendulkar the centre of attraction in ISL opening October 12, 2014

    Kolkata: The presence of biggies from Bollywood, sports and business world notwithstanding, it was Sachin Tendulkar who stole the show at the gala opening ceremony of the Indian Super League. As he walked into the grounds of the Yuva Bharati Krirangan stadium, the legendary cricketer got a standing ovation from the...
  • Indian Super League: India's biggest football event kicks off with a glittering ceremony October 12, 2014

    The inaugural season of the Indian Super League got off to a grand opening on Sunday at Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium with a blend of music, dance, entertainment, Bollywood and cricket. It was an evening to remember for the people of Kolkata as the much awaited Indian Super League did everything...
  • ISL: Don't know when Atletico de Kolkata can break even, says Sourav Ganguly October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Super League (ISL) team Atletico de Kolkata co-owner and former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly believes that no sport, other than cricket, can guarantee a future in India, leading him to feel that his football venture may never break even. "I don't know when we will break even,...
  • Atletico Madrid officials to watch 8-10 ISL matches October 8, 2014

    Kolkata: A team of Atletico Madrid officials will watch about eight to 10 matches of their ISL franchise Atletico de Kolkata to scout talented Indian youngsters for a camp in Spain. An Atletico de Kolkata official on Wednesday said the team would identify about two-three Indian youngsters for the camp which...
  • Don't worry, I will manage both cricket and football: Sourav Ganguly October 8, 2014

    Sourav Ganguly is a busy man these days - a sought after voice as the legendary ex-captain of the Indian cricket team and now also co-owner of the Indian Super League (ISL) club Atletico de Kolkata, which will see light of the day from October 12. Ganguly joined hands with Spanish...
  • Grand opening ceremony planned for ISL October 7, 2014

    Kolkata: From Amitabh Bachchan to Sachin Tendulkar to Mukesh and Nita Ambani, the who's who of Bollywood, cricket and business world will attend the high profile opening ceremony of the Indian Super League at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan on October 12. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is slated to...
  • Know your ISL team: Atletico de Kolkata October 7, 2014

    Atletico de Kolkata, the franchise from the 'City of Joy' in India was the first born to Indian Super League. The franchise immediately rings a familiar bell to football fans, especially those who follow the Spanish La Liga. The club is co-owned by Atletico de Madrid - the current La...
  • Brave decision to pick Kuldeep Yadav but he'll do well: Sourav Ganguly October 7, 2014

    There may be surprise over the inclusion of chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav for the ODIs against the visiting West Indies, but the talented spinner has got the backing of none other than Sourav Ganguly who as a captain is remembered for pushing raw talent. Even as Ganguly admitted that inclusion of...
  • Indian Super League trophy unveiled in Mumbai October 5, 2014

    The much awaited Indian Super League trophy was unveiled in Mumbai on Sunday in the presence of star players of the respective teams and the founding chairperson Nita Ambani. The inaugural season of the country's premier football league will kick off on October 12th. Eight city-based teams from across the...