Sourav Ganguly – The Comeback King!!!

SOURAV

GANGULY

THE COMEBACK

KING

THE PRINCE OF KOLKATA RETURNS! Some years back Ganguly was dropped from the Indian Cricket team, after he had some disagreements with the then coach Mr. Chappel. Televisions, Newspapers, Magazines and Blogs shouted of the end of Sourav’s illustrious career. Many of his well wishers expressed their views on how Dada should have been given a more glorious retirement.

Natwest series victory!!!

Natwest series victory!!!

But Dada remained strong. He continued practicing for coming back to the team. And soon, when India was humiliated by a 4-0 whitewash from South Africa in the ODI series, the selectors resorted to their last Hope, The Prince Of Kolkatta was called back to the test team.

He came, he saw, he conquered. He was the Indian top scorer in the test series. In his first ODI match after comeback, he scored 98 against West Indies, leading India to vicotry. Later he carried the same form to England, where he did well with the bat and also with the bowl. His first 23 matches after comeback contained 12 half centuries. Ganguly was now called the come back king. Then came the Pakistan test series, in which Ganguly scored a 100 and 200 in consecutive games.

This is why they call him Dada!!

This is why they call him Dada!!

But there were always some hands who desperately wanted Ganguly out of the team. The Australia series came helpful to them. In the test series, Ganguly failed to deliver. Umpiring mistakes cost Ganguly his wicket in 3 innings. But even that series, Ganguly had 2 half centuries. And unsurprisingly it was not enough to save the series. The dark hands who wanted Ganguly out of the team conspired and threw him out of the ODI team for reason that he had low strike rate.

India now looked up to their Young team to deliver and win in the tri-series in Australia. But needless to say, the young players failed completely. And it took a single handed performance by Tendulkar in the 2 final matches to win the series for India. That victory sort of closed the doors in ODI for Ganguly, atleast for the time being.

South Africa series came again to save Ganguly. He was the man of the series. His 87 in a turning and broken track was applauded by all. Even Dada himself rated it as his best performance ever.

But huge peaks and sudden hills have always been part of his career. IPL backfired against him. Though he played well, his team failed to enter the semi’s. There was a game left which was against Mohali. Though there was no chance for entering the semi’s, Kolkatta Knight Riders captained by Ganguly wanted to prove a point. And Ganguly himself led from the front to ensure the victory for his team. His innings was the best innings of IPL. In the last over 15 runs was needed for victory. Ganguly scored it easily with a sixer each on the first two balls. But this performance was not enough to get him a place in the ODI team. And Ganguly-less Indian batting line-up was tormented by the Sri Lankan bowler Mendis.

The test series against Sri Lanka proved disastrous for Dada. He could just score around 98 runs in 3 test matches. Most of the seniors players failed to deliver and India failed the test series. Even Tendulkar scored less than Ganguly in the series. But it was Ganguly who was singled out as responsible for the loss. He was avoided from the Irani Trophy. It was again known as the end of his career.

Comeback was by now Ganguly’s forte. The new selection committee took Ganguly in the Test team against Australia. Waiting for another superb comeback by him.

A loyal Fan.

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51 Responses to Sourav Ganguly – The Comeback King!!!

  1. lifeblogger says:

    Interesting info. Who would’ve known!

  2. HI Great Post I really found it Interesting. Looking forward for similar posts from you

  3. “But there were always some hands who desperately wanted Ganguly out of the team”
    Whose hands players or selectors?

  4. Alex says:

    Can’t say that. Don’t have enough inside information. But there was some hands there. That’s certain from the things that happened, esp this retirement plan.

  5. Dada is great. I love dada. my life dada.

  6. naresh says:

    dada aapko tho mai kabi bul nahi saktu
    it’s my luck that i got the same roaring that what u got

  7. shashikant says:

    dada u r such a great player but i didnt like ur retirement

  8. subhadeep says:

    dada u r such a great player but i didnt like ur retirement

  9. subhadeep says:

    dada tumi ke amar sathe dekha korbe?

  10. Ekant Ahuja says:

    i think u great captain as compare to player u such a great player but ur captainship is such such a great so i think in my eyes you will retire in 2005

  11. vicky says:

    dada rockzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  12. sabyasachi says:

    Dada your dadagiri is best.

  13. ajay yadav says:

    great yaar….u r d real fan og dada …hats off 2 u

  14. akansha says:

    sourav is the best. no one can take his place in the team.

  15. deepakgaur says:

    sourav gaguly is the best n remains best nobody take his position .he is the king of india .

  16. Sourav Ganguluy name of the comeback ,He is a comeback man always.He is a Greatest Player & Captain Of India & all Cricket World.

    Sourav Ganguly……………………Legend

  17. kumar saurabh says:

    nobody can take ur position????????? aaj ki jo indian team hai wo dhoni ki nhi balki ganguly ki virasat team haiiii……………. ganguly ki pasine ki team haiiiiiiiiiii………… jo ganguly ne khud aapne haatho s banai haiiiii………..

  18. Santu says:

    dada is the best bengal has ever produce.
    And the dada giri is the best of the lot.

  19. THE CRICKET MATCH WITHOUT YOU IS ACRICKET MATCH WITHOUT ITS SPIRIT. FOR ME YOU ARE LIKE A GOD OF INDIAN CRICKET TEAM . ” TIGER TIGER BURNING BRIGHT ” THE GREAT DADA

  20. chiranjeevi n says:

    i like u r straight star sixes which r the threatened dreams of vettory,murali …….
    u r the only indian who stand up the indian team on the everest with u r captaincy.good luck

  21. mai
    dada ka is duniya me sabse achchha dost hu
    dada mujhe nahi jante par mai aaj bhi unhe duniya ka sabse umda caiptan manta hu
    aaj mai unhe dekhta hu to dukh hota hai
    india tim me rajnit ki wajah se tim ki wajud kam hota ja rha hai
    kuch bhi ho dada is tha best

  22. kahte hai ki ik jangal me ik sher hi rah sakta hai
    lekin meri mano to dada har jngal ka raja hai
    tha,rahega
    dada ne sbhi ke dil me jo jagah banai hai wha tak ab aur dusra koi nahi pahuch sakata

    aap ke milne ki tamnna abhi baki hai

  23. hiren patel says:

    dada is dada……no one take his place….

    nobuddy can stop him….

  24. aarthi says:

    i love uuuuuuuuuuuuuuu bengal tiger……

  25. prodipto says:

    Sourav is our life

  26. SAURAV DEB ROY says:

    DADA IS OUR MOTIVATON

  27. parth says:

    dada is dada ……… 100 sunar ki to 1 luhar ki

  28. parth says:

    some things are only one in the world like sun ,moon & the one an only GANGUIY(DADA ,PRINCE , TIGER )
    DADA’S captainship & sixes are unbelieveable,unforgatble,maindblowing.
    god ki captainship = dada ki captainship.

  29. sreejith says:

    only one dada dadagiri prince of kolkatta srejith from kerala

  30. pPANKAJ TIWARI says:

    I LOVE GANGULY AND HIS BATTING SINCE I SAW HIM HITTING CENTURY IN SHARJA. SINCE THEN HE REMAINED MY FAVOURITE EVEN IN HIS UPS AND DOWNS.

  31. RAJNEESH says:

    I WANT TO PLAY CRICKET WITH U , NOT FOR BCCI BUT FOR INDIA COME BACK PLEASE 27.7.2010

  32. Ragav says:

    DADA ur a very dangeros player in cricket history i said every time ur name with my frenz whilewe speak about u

  33. Umashankar ram say 19 august 2011 says:

    I love dada plese Come back Dada today is most required for indian tame .

  34. manjeet saharan says:

    dada is best player thanku

  35. Somsankar Chaudhuri says:

    I love your GRIT. I loved the waving of your shirt from the balcony – celebrating the Natwest Series Victory. I like you manly straitforwardness and the brave look up. Where was the Indian Team ? Where was the Team Spirit ? They were languishing in the dark under the ‘Badnaam’ done by so called big players! Three Cheers for you my dearest Captain .. the Captain of our country…India.

  36. VINI says:

    IWANT TO SEE U IN 2013 IPL

  37. Kamal says:

    my greatpleasure is my dhadha comeback

  38. Raghavendra says:

    dada is always plays as king

  39. rajesh says:

    dada is great i i love u

  40. rajesh says:

    dada is king

  41. kishor says:

    i want to see u in ipl 2014 any team

  42. kishor says:

    dada is one of the best player in indian cricket

  43. anoop srivastava says:

    kahte hai ki ik jangal me ik sher hi rah sakta hai
    lekin meri mano to dada har jngal ka raja hai
    tha,rahega
    dada ne sbhi ke dil me jo jagah banai hai wha tak ab aur dusra koi nahi pahuch sakata

  44. GOBINDA MANNA says:

    dada u r the gaeat lefthand batsman,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,of worlld,,,,,,,,,,,,

  45. I hate bcoz your not in the Team says:

    Sorry this man is not to be called tiger .
    He shud be called as Lion King.

    Place 50 filders on off side , I can hitt FOurs & SIxes.

    I like to play in your Team bcoz you show all crckt fans to watch me – when you lead the Team

  46. souvik mandal says:

    Dada,you are national HERO in our mind.you give up a new step VISION2020 only bengal cricket team.It is great idea.

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