SOURAV GANGULY

  • Sourav Ganguly refuses to comment on speculation about joining BJP 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Fights and controversies are part of every sport: Sourav Ganguly November 25, 2014

    Kolkata: Urging his team to put the tumultuous last few weeks behind, Atletico de Kolkata co-owner Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said that fights and controversies are part of every sport, adding that it's important to finish on a high. If poor refereeing decisions were not enough, reports of a rift between...
  • Sourav Ganguly to be with ISL franchise, will miss first 2 Tests November 25, 2014

    Kolkata: Struggling in the business end of the tournament, Atletico de Kolkata will be boosted by the presence of their team co-owner Sourav Ganguly as they make a bid to make the semifinals of the ongoing Indian Super League. The cricketer-turned-commentator Ganguly on Tuesday said he would give the first and...
  • ISL: Atletico de Kolkata turn to Sourav Ganguly for motivation November 25, 2014

    Kolkata: Embattled Atletico de Kolkata have now turned to their inspirational co-owner Sourav Ganguly for motivation as the Indian Super League (ISL) franchise approach the business end of the tournament. Known for his inspirational talks during his Team India stint, Ganguly will meet the ATK players at the team hotel on...
  • Ganguly was an emotional captain, Dhoni is not: VVS Laxman November 23, 2014

    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 November 23, 2014

    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 November 22, 2014

    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 November 20, 2014

    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...