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ahnaf
May 3, 2011, 03:32 AM
Sourav Ganguly,
the former India captain, has been signed by Pune Warriors as a replacement for Ashish Nehra,who was ruled out for the remainder of the 2011 season with a finger injury.Ganguly's contract is for a period of one year
and is an IPL lifeline to the batsman after he went unsold at the player auction in January,where
his base price was
$400,000.
Ganguly will be vice-captain to Yuvraj Singh and is likely to join the
Pune squad ahead of their match against Mumbai
Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on May 4.
Full Story Here>>> (http://www.espncricinfo.com/indian-premier-league-2011/content/current/story/513563.html)

mar umpire
May 3, 2011, 04:00 AM
Thanks for the heads up, will be supporting Pune now lol

Isnaad
May 3, 2011, 05:02 AM
^^^ Just curious, are you from West Bengal? :)

mar umpire
May 3, 2011, 05:26 AM
No, I'm Bangladeshi (West Bengal are bengali too but they fall into India according to National Geographic lol). But I'm still a massive Ganguly supporter, loved the way he got under Flintoff's skin and Steve Waugh's which is hard to do. Plus he took it up with Chappel and growing up in NZ, Chappel is pretty disliked there as well. His sportsmanship precedes him

Isnaad
May 3, 2011, 05:28 AM
^^^Oh I see....:).

Regarding Ganguly's late entry:
This for some reason seems sort of humiliating for KKR fans...

mar umpire
May 3, 2011, 05:38 AM
^^^Oh I see....:).

Regarding Ganguly's late entry:
This for some reason seems sort of humiliating for KKR fans...

Yeah it is embarrassing, not having a single bengal origin guy there, no matter how much they try and pass off Morgan as Tamim undergoing Fair and Lovely TM metamorphosis it won't get Bangali support

You're not a west bengal by any chance right? Chittagonian? if you are then you must have nice views chittagong is a beautiful place, G Smith goes holidaying there. I should have something in my sig saying BD cricket is my oxygen too lol, hope I'm not mistaken by anyone, I try and remain as objective as I can, sometimes i fail though

What's more embarassing though is having Shah Rukh khan as owner (Whatmore's a good coach, I just picked on him becuase of shakib's exclusion). What is even more embarassing is being called Knight Riders with no Hasselhoff on the team and no talking car-Tata and Maruti are hardly futuristic prototypes:) (never was a watcher of the show, preferred macgyver-would have preferred Kolkata Macgyvers-gave it a better ring IMO)

shakibrulz
May 3, 2011, 10:00 AM
That's good news :)

Murad
May 3, 2011, 10:16 AM
Yeah it is embarrassing, not having a single bengal origin guy there, no matter how much they try and pass off Morgan as Tamim undergoing Fair and Lovely TM metamorphosis it won't get Bangali support


Manoj Tiwary is a Bengali. People in Calcutta call him "choto dada".

Ajfar
May 3, 2011, 11:33 AM
^ I think he grew up there. But he's originally from somewhere else. I remember neel bhai talking about it, or maybe it was someone else.

mar umpire
May 3, 2011, 06:38 PM
Manoj Tiwary is a Bengali. People in Calcutta call him "choto dada".

you're right but he's originally from what was it uttar pradesh in India?

Tehsin
May 3, 2011, 09:47 PM
The thing about Gangs is that he is a selfish and devisive individual. When India was in the WI for the WC, all the players were in some sort of groups... Gangs was pretty much by himself and/or with some chamcha types. it makes sense that he managed to piss off non Indians as well. That is just who he is.

Isnaad
May 3, 2011, 11:28 PM
Yeah it is embarrassing, not having a single bengal origin guy there, no matter how much they try and pass off Morgan as Tamim undergoing Fair and Lovely TM metamorphosis it won't get Bangali support

You're not a west bengal by any chance right? Chittagonian? if you are then you must have nice views chittagong is a beautiful place, G Smith goes holidaying there. I should have something in my sig saying BD cricket is my oxygen too lol, hope I'm not mistaken by anyone, I try and remain as objective as I can, sometimes i fail though

What's more embarassing though is having Shah Rukh khan as owner (Whatmore's a good coach, I just picked on him becuase of shakib's exclusion). What is even more embarassing is being called Knight Riders with no Hasselhoff on the team and no talking car-Tata and Maruti are hardly futuristic prototypes:) (never was a watcher of the show, preferred macgyver-would have preferred Kolkata Macgyvers-gave it a better ring IMO)

In fact, I live in Chittagong but I am not a Chittagonian.....I am from Lakshmipur(Part of Noakhali district before 1971) by origin....:) And yes, I do agree with your words very much, imo, a team that is dedicated for Bengal must have representatives from Bengal as well......hence, it is in fact more sensible that many people from WB are not supporting the team if not all...:up:

Murad
May 4, 2011, 12:05 AM
^ I think he grew up there. But he's originally from somewhere else. I remember neel bhai talking about it, or maybe it was someone else.

you're right but he's originally from what was it uttar pradesh in India?

I don't know if he is originally from somewhere else.

His profile in CI says he was born in Bengal.

Murad
May 4, 2011, 12:09 AM
In fact, I live in Chittagong but I am not a Chittagonian.....I am from Lakshmipur(Part of Noakhali district before 1971) by origin....:) And yes, I do agree with your words very much, imo, a team that is dedicated for Bengal must have representatives from Bengal as well......hence, it is in fact more sensible that many people from WB are not supporting the team if not all...:up:

Correction: before 1984

Haru-party
May 4, 2011, 12:20 AM
The thing about Gangs is that he is a selfish and devisive individual. When India was in the WI for the WC, all the players were in some sort of groups... Gangs was pretty much by himself and/or with some chamcha types. it makes sense that he managed to piss off non Indians as well. That is just who he is.

u have no idea then. shewag, yuvi, kaif, bhajji spoke openly in favour of sourav. in ipl 1 ist two teams that being announced were kkr and rcb and sourav and dravid stood in 2 sides facing each other. then the following 5 captains go and stood behind dada and the last captain warne went to company dravid who was all alone...now u do the math.

Isnaad
May 4, 2011, 01:14 AM
Correction: before 1984

Thanks, I just assumed as I did not know very well.....plus, I wasn't alive at that time either...;)

Bengaliprince176
May 4, 2011, 07:03 AM
Perfect remedy for Summer revision

Was v dissapointed that Ganguly wasn't picked for KKR (though I can understand the reasoning)

Hopefully Ganguly can spark a comeback in Pune!

P.S Bangladesh_sy (how u bin bro?) and mar umpire are correct. Manoj Tiwary was born In Haora, but talks about his ancestry from Uttar Pradesh in an article (google and see). Ethnically he is Bihari, I know this because, my Bihari mate, always goes on how the best KKR local team is a Bihari deep down.

Though there is a Bengali in the team, Shreevats Goswami. But disappointingly he is not 1st team keeper.

mar umpire
May 4, 2011, 07:15 AM
That's right, forgot about goswami

riankhan
May 4, 2011, 09:29 AM
Perfect remedy for Summer revision

Though there is a Bengali in the team, Shreevats Goswami. But disappointingly he is not 1st team keeper.

Hai KKR Bangali
Owners? Coaches? Bowlers? Batsman? Nop nop nop
Supporters? ummm?
Only playable local Bangali....Benched
Only Bangladeshi-Bangali......Benched

Bangali's are always alienated, even in their own team and ground....:)

Haru-party
May 4, 2011, 04:02 PM
Hai KKR Bangali
Owners? Coaches? Bowlers? Batsman? Nop nop nop
Supporters? ummm?
Only playable local Bangali....Benched
Only Bangladeshi-Bangali......Benched

Bangali's are always alienated, even in their own team and ground....:)

wher is the like button?

AsifTheManRahman
May 4, 2011, 04:17 PM
It's a franchise, it doesn't necessarily have to have any representation from the same geographical region. Think most leagues in North America - players get traded/sign up for whoever is offering the best deal all the time.

Ajfar
May 4, 2011, 05:52 PM
Bengaliprince what's up dude long time no see. I thought you stopped coming here, glad to see you around.

Did KKR already play against Pune? I would love to see Ganguly have a go at KKR.
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Isnaad
May 4, 2011, 10:41 PM
wher is the like button?

Mods ra janen..
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Bengaliprince176
May 5, 2011, 04:10 AM
Bengaliprince what's up dude long time no see. I thought you stopped coming here, glad to see you around.

Did KKR already play against Pune? I would love to see Ganguly have a go at KKR.
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good man, joined uni in 2009, so life away from home and regular pc and internet connections! U doing ok? Rarely see u on msn, u still on?

KKR havent played Pune yet, think it's on the 19th (when I have an OSCE! arghh) but playing in Mumbai I think...funny...no scheduled Pune vs KKR in Kolkata...haha

ATMR, hope ur kl bro, but I think South Asian mentality is different (and I know, sums me up!) where there HAS to be a connection with the locality. I've noticed this with English football, and from what you told me American leagues that it's slightly different.

Having said that, I'm a proud supporter of my local football team even though they are in Championship...no Man U/Arsenal/Liverpool for me!

mar umpire
May 5, 2011, 04:54 AM
OSCE on 19th(on the forum too lol)? How long do med courses take there?I might leave this forum soon, got exams coming up too, go block by block here in aus, so we're currently doing endocrinology and just finished Neuro.

Night_wolf
May 5, 2011, 11:07 PM
http://p.imgci.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/132500/132570.2.jpg

mar umpire
May 5, 2011, 11:55 PM
He's lost his middle stump even before the ball has arrived, not a good sign (jk)

yashsaxena
May 6, 2011, 03:09 AM
Now, there are hopes from Pune Warriors at least to have a good winning end but they have to select Saurav in the final 11 players team.

Night_wolf
May 10, 2011, 09:04 AM
i was amazed at people's reaction when sourav came out to bat!...reading comments on cricinfo i thought people in india other than bengal doesn't give much credit to sourav..once again its proven that this Internet know it alls doesn't represent the general public of india...

anyway i cant wait for KKR vs Pune now!...i wish Pune win their remaining 3 matches and somehow knock KKR out of the top 4

mar umpire
May 10, 2011, 05:59 PM
i was amazed at people's reaction when sourav came out to bat!...reading comments on cricinfo i thought people in india other than bengal doesn't give much credit to sourav..once again its proven that this Internet know it alls doesn't represent the general public of india...

anyway i cant wait for KKR vs Pune now!...i wish Pune win their remaining 3 matches and somehow knock KKR out of the top 4

exactly

Night_wolf
May 10, 2011, 10:59 PM
http://cricket.zeenews.com/fullstory.aspx?nid=38251

Avik
May 11, 2011, 02:26 AM
hmm... good to see people still respect dada. kkr shud have.

Naimul_Hd
June 3, 2011, 08:31 PM
পরের আইপিএলেও চোখ সৌরভের

ঘটনার ঘনঘটা পেরিয়ে অবশেষে এবারের আইপিএলটা খেলতে পেরেছেন সৌরভ গাঙ্গুলী। খুব একটা সুবিধা অবশ্য করতে পারেননি। ৩ ম্যাচে করেছেন ৫০। তবে লড়াইয়ে ইতি টানছেন না এখানেই। ভারতের সাবেক অধিনায়ক খেলতে চান আগামী আইপিএলেও! যদিও কাজটা সহজ হবে না মোটেও। এবারই নিলামে কেউ কেনেনি তাঁকে। আগামী ডিসেম্বরের নিলামে কোনো দল কিনবে কি না, নিশ্চিত নয়। না কিনলে এবারের মতো নির্ভর করতে হবে ভাগ্যের ওপর। এবার পুনে ওয়ারিয়র্স সৌরভকে নিয়েছিল চোট পাওয়া আশিস নেহরার বদলি হিসেবে। আগামী আইপিএল খেলতে হলেও কি কারও চোটের দিকে তাকিয়ে থাকতে হবে?

PA (http://www.prothom-alo.com/detail/date/2011-06-04/news/159674)

dada dekhi, tiger theke biral hoye jacche....ekdom "a cat has nine lives" er moto :-p

mar umpire
June 4, 2011, 08:16 PM
Lol if guys like dan christian get 900k then why not ganguly? I always thought pune bought him for future mentoring roles