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zia
October 7, 2008, 06:58 PM
Saurav Ganguli, the greatest of all Bengali cricketers retires. My salute to you. Personally, I want to see him coaching Bangladesh team. Here is few lines from Cricinfo:

Ganguly, 36, has scored 6888 runs in 109 Tests, with 15 hundreds. He played 49 Tests as captain, the most by an Indian. The 21 matches won during his tenure is also an Indian record, and his win percentage of over 40 is the highest for players who have captained India in more than one Test. Starting with a hundred on debut, Ganguly's Test average has never dipped below 40.
In 311 ODIs, he scored 11,363 runs at 41.02. He captained India in 147 ODIs. His last ODI was against Pakistan in Gwalior on November 15, 2007. He is one of only three players to complete the treble of 10,000 runs, 100 wickets and 100 catches in ODIs, Sanath Jayasuriya and Sachin Tendulkar being the others. Along with Tendulkar, he formed a prolific partnership at the top of the order, with 6609 runs at an average of nearly 50 per stand in 136 innings.
Since his recall in December 2006 and till the end of the home series against South Africa earlier this year, Ganguly scored 1571 runs at 50.67, including a maiden double-century. However, he managed only 96 runs in six innings during India's 2-1 series defeat in Sri Lanka this summer.
© Cricinfo

cricket_king
October 7, 2008, 07:17 PM
Shouldn't this be in the "International Cricket" section? I mean he only speaks Bengali...he's Indian other than that.

Anyway, I agree he's a great cricketer. India will miss his experience. :)

sbsash
October 7, 2008, 07:22 PM
Yeah lets try Ganguly as the next coach after Siddons over.

Nafis_BD
October 7, 2008, 08:29 PM
Great performer. I will miss the old days. He has done a lot throught out his career and he deserves respect for most of the things he did. Congrats Ganguly!

Would be interesting to see who will be Ganguly's exact replacement!!!

al Furqaan
October 7, 2008, 09:35 PM
i hope one of our guys can supplant his status as being the greatest bengali cricketer!

but farewell, Dada, and best wishes for whatever you do in the future (including posssible coaching BD).

Ajfar
October 7, 2008, 09:40 PM
one my fav player..hope to see him around our cricket someday..

zia
October 7, 2008, 10:16 PM
Shouldn't this be in the "International Cricket" section? I mean he only speaks Bengali...he's Indian other than that.

Anyway, I agree he's a great cricketer. India will miss his experience. :)

He is also from a place which used to be called Bengal once. Yes, we are two countries now. To pay respect you don't need any platform. All I wanted to do is echo Bangladesh's (if I may say that) and bangali's respect for this great cricketing star. This kind of people does not come that often.

One World
October 7, 2008, 10:27 PM
Beating Amarta was prieless.

BANFAN
October 7, 2008, 10:31 PM
There is another thead on his retirement: http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=27998

Shehwar
October 8, 2008, 02:35 AM
Great cricketer no doubt...Congrats on a fantastic career...Good to see that the thread has been moved to 'International Cricket' section....Lets not get ourselves confused here..He is from INDIA...and our country is called BANGLADESH...and Yes we are two countries now...Almost seems like someone is not overfly impressed with that fact!

auntu
October 8, 2008, 06:56 AM
Yes, I would miss him. He was one of the main reason for me to watch Indian cricket.

Puck
October 11, 2008, 10:44 PM
gangapadhay had been a true servant to the game.