September 9, 2008
This is the worst time for the Indian cricket, as the man who drove India to a huge 17 test victories as compared to the paltry 14 victories in the entire test history of Indian Cricket before the year 2000.
Its seems that its all over for the legendary cricketer Saurav Ganguly, the selectors has shown him the doors and they have send the message to him that he should take retirement from the cricket.
The man who gave India some most remarkable moments to Indian cricket which we all cricket lovers will cherish for ever.
He is one of the legends of the cricket , just have a look at the statistics of this man.
Test Matches : Batting
M I NO Runs HS Ave SR 100 50 Ct St
109 180 15 6888 239 41.74 51.36 15 34 71 0
One Day Internationals : Batting
M I NO Runs HS Ave SR 100 50 Ct
311 300 23 11363 183 41.02 73.70 22 72 100
One Day Internationals : Bowling
Balls M R W Ave BBI 4wi 5wi SR Econ
4561 30 3849 100 38.49 5-16 1 2 45.61 5.06
He is dropped at the time when all the seniors in the team are not performing well, and the record of Saurav Ganguly is better than the other cricket heavy weights in the team like Sachin and Rahul.
Dada is asking why every time he has to suffer form selectors furry. Ganguly proximity to the Ex president of BCCI Mr Jagmohan Dalmiya can be one of the reason for his betray.
If we look at the Saurav performance in last 19 matches which he played from last year till now, he has scored 1565 runs with 3 centuries and 8 half centuries, where as if we see the record of sachin in the same period, he has played 16 matches and has scored 1287 runs with 4 centuries and 8 half centuries on the other hand Rahul Dravid played 19 test matches and scored 2 centuries and 6 half centuries.
These stats are more than sufficient for any one to challenge the BCCI selectors decision to drop Ganguly from the Indian Cricket team for Irani Trophy.