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Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian skipper, reckons that he still has the potential to score runs for India in Test cricket

July 17, 2020

Written By,

Payel Gosh

Sourav Ganguly, the previous Indian captain, figures that he despite everything can score runs for the national group in Test cricket. The Prince of Kolkata last played in the configuration in 2008 against Australia at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur. Although he packed away a brilliant duck in the subsequent innings, in the main, he gave a brief look at his tremendous self, getting 85 runs with eight fours and a six.

Come 2020, Ganguly is the leader of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Before that, he was additionally the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president. Ganguly, who turned 48 as of late, said that he needs just three months of preparing to be back fit as a fiddle to play Test cricket for India.

The veteran additionally said that he could have heaped more runs for Team India in ODI cricket. In the 50-overs design, he last played in 2007, the very year when India slammed out of the World Cup after thrashings to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the first round.

Sourav Ganguly laments about his short batting career

According to him, if he was given two more arrangements in ODIs, Ganguly would've scored more runs. In case, he hadn't resigned in Nagpur, he would've scored runs in the following two-Test arrangement as well. Even now if one allows him a half year to prepare; let him play three Ranji games, he will score runs for India in Test cricket. He doesn’t require a half year, give him three, he will score runs.

In his ODI career, Ganguly racked 11,363 runs from 311 matches with 22 tons and 72 half-centuries. He had discussed when he was dropped from the side in 2005 with Greg Chappell as the mentor. It was somewhat mind-boggling. Selectors dropped him from the ODI side despite being perhaps the most elevated scorer of that schedule year.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh