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    June 22, 2006

    Quote of the day - Part II

    In a chat with BBC World Service Sport, Sourav Ganguly, who signed up for Northamptonshire last month, said this:
    Q. Do you think you've got some international cricket left in you?

    A. Yes, of course. I'm just 33 and (in) the last Test series I played, I did very well, so I am definitely sure there is a lot of cricket left in me.
    I hope he played in the same series that I watched. Somehow, a batting average of 36 doesn't sound "very well" to me.

    I hope he has better scores with Northants, starting from the ongoing game against Worcestershire. While he'll be terribly disappointed that he will be on the same side as Monty Panesar, he'll come up against Zaheer Khan in the game.

    Ganguly turned out for Glamorgan last season, averaging nearly 63 in the County Championship while flopping big-time in the one-dayers (avg. 26) and Twenty20 (avg. 23).

    Imagine what tales this man's autobiography would tell! Dravid and Ganguly present a lovely comparative study. Careers more or less intertwined with each other. Both making their test debuts on the same day. Captain & vice-captain.

    One has features on him on the 10th anniversary of his test debut. The other is in the cricketing wilderness.
    Thus spake Jagadish @ 5:40 PM |
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    Another quote from the same interview... "I've been one of the best performers in the last two World Cups for India, very close to 1,000 World Cup runs" ..He performed against the minnows only in the last edition

    By Anonymous Anonymous (22-Jun-2006, 8:20:00 PM)  

    and he is bowled by zaheer for 2 .... poor guy, the last time both these gentlement were vying for a comeback, zaheer got him out twice for a duck ...

    Looks like some things are just not destined to happen :))

    By Anonymous raj (22-Jun-2006, 8:35:00 PM)  

    anon: Indeed. That's one stat which he uses often, but the reality is masked in the numbers. At the same time, India were definitely in some trouble (24/3 with a target of 226) in the Super Six game against Kenya in the 2003 tournament.

    raj: Heh yeah indeed. Let's see what happens in the second innings. Poor Robert White (RA White) - 0(1) and 0(7) in the same day! Ganguly's pair (b & lbw Zaheer) was in the Duleep Trophy final last season.

    By Blogger Jagadish (22-Jun-2006, 11:51:00 PM)  

    In the second innings he got 2 less. And that's not all. The BCCI thinks the moment to be just right to announce that they would surely consider Ganguly's performances in England for selection!

    Irrespective of whether you think he deserves a recall or not your heart goes out to the poor chap, and a slient toast to the fact that he is still not giving up.

    By Blogger angshu (24-Jun-2006, 1:18:00 AM)  

    I wonder if the same logic "If he plays and performs well in England and in domestic cricket [back home], it will be taken into consideration. But it is upto the selectors." is applicable to Zaheer Khan as well.

    By Blogger Jagadish (25-Jun-2006, 8:44:00 AM)  


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