Sourav Ganguly , the man who is arguably the most successful captain of India. Sourav Ganguly whose name is synonyms of fighting spirit and self belief. The man who in IPL Season 5 is captaining Pune Warriors in absence of yuvraj singh.
It was heartening to see him fare well against match with delhi daredevils. The delhi team is topping charts currently with four wins from 6 games which they have played.
Delhi was pitched against pune warriors last friday. Pune warriors scored a huge score of 193 runs out of their 20 overs. With ryder firing full throttle pune managed to post such a high total. Ryder scored 86 of just 58 balls but star of the match was sourav ganguly.
He scored 41 runs of 35 balls, caught catch of yogesh and more importantly dismissed dangerous petterson. The trump card of sourav ganguly was his own bowling. Captain took risk of bringing himself on with kevin batting and sourav ganguly’s decision proved right .
Sourav Ganguly’s age has taken toll on his reflexes but spirit is intact. His never say die attitude , his desire to take on oppostion, his hunger for victory is still there.
On friday I was attending a seminar and could not view the entire match. While i went to restaurant to have dinner , there television was on and IPL Match between pune and delhi was going on.
Soon I saw sourav ganguly with ball. He bowled kevin petterson and I found myself jumping on my seat. Wow , it was pleasing sight. Seeing sourav ganguly running in excitement , memories from past started flowing. Movement was also revelation for me because I realized how much i love sourav ganguly and want him to succeed. I am big fan of dhoni but in chennai v/s pune match , I wanted sourav ganguly’s team to win.
Sourav ganguly is the man who transformed Indian Cricket. The self belief , the courage , the never say die attitude , the desire to perform , the strength. He was and still is true captain. it is heartening to watch ganguly performing even today.