Sourav Ganguly “was dropped from ODI side despite being one of the highest scorer”

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Former India captain Sourav Ganguly still clueless why he was dropped from 2007 ODI side despite scoring heavily.
Sourav Ganguly, considered as one of the best captains in international cricket.

His leadership heralded a new era in Indian cricket and seize many memorable wins at home and overseas.

However he was dropped from ODIs in 2007 along with Rahul Dravid. A year later he retired from the international cricket.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly during a practice session

In an interview with Sangbad Pratidin he said, “It was kind of unbelievable. I was dropped from the ODI side despite being one of the highest scorers of that calendar year. No matter how good your performance is if the stage is taken away from you then what will you prove? And to whom? The same thing happened to me”.

Sourav Ganguly of India celebrates his century during the ICC Cricket World Cup Semi Final game between Kenya and India
“If I was given two more series in ODIs, I would’ve scored more runs. If I hadn’t retired in Nagpur (November 2008), I would’ve scored runs in the next two Test series too,” Said Sourav Ganguly.

 

Star Sports commentators Harsha Bhogle, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly
The 48 year old played 113 test and 311 ODIs for India. He further added, “In fact, even now give me six months to train, let me play three Ranji games, I’ll score runs for India in Test cricket. I don’t even need six months, give me three, I will score runs”.
“You might not give me an opportunity to play but how will you break the belief inside me?” asked the former India captain”.
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