The Dramatic Return of a Lost Warrior - Sourav Ganguly.
Sourav Ganguly returns to play for the Pune Warriors in the IPL 4. In his first match itself he proves his capability once again leading Pune to victory. The question remains did he actually deserve this treatment even after playing pretty well in the last IPL?
The former captain of India Sourav Ganguly had been rejected by all teams in the IPL 4 auctions this year. The news was literally shocking when the Kolkata Knight Riders even didn't take up Dada and turned a cold shoulder to him. Did Sourav Ganguly actually deserve this? He had quite proved himself in the previous IPL, then why wasn't he taken up, remained the main question among people. Was it owing to the politics of the cricket board or was it some other reason? The question remains unanswered.
It was during this time that Pune Warriors losing six consecutive matches under Yuvraj Singh's captaincy, decided to take up Sourav Ganguly owing to his vast experience. Abhijit Sarkar, the director of Pune Warriors said that taking in Ganguly was not a gamble and he would soon prove his worth as Ganguly has the "Best cricketing brain" in the country. He even explained the point that Ganguly was playing in the IPL not for money but to prove a point. He deserved a lot of respect, something which he had been denied by the Kolkata Knight Riders. Abhijit Sarkar was not very wrong.
Ganguly proved his own self in his first match itself with an innings of 32 runs of 32 balls (not out) leading Pune Warriors to victory as well as making Bengal proud of him once again! After his last match he said, "It's probably the toughest day of my career. I haven't picked a bat for five months. I wasn't there for the game on the 4th against Mumbai, but I wanted to get ready. I came here with zero confidence".
Sourav Ganguly remains a bright star in the history of Indian Cricket. He has proved himself time and again and still continues to do so.