Ganguly scripting book on ‘mind games in sports’


The champion of mind games, who waved his shirt bare-chested from the gallery of historic Lord’s Cricket Ground, will pen down a book on the most crucial, psychological aspect of sports.

The former India captain, Sourav Ganguly is writing a book on mind games in sport even as he considers authoring books nightmarish. Disinterest in writing is something which has also discouraged him from writing his autobiography.

“To sit and write, dictate to someone, then correct it and make sure it’s on time with the publisher, it’s a nightmare,” Ganguly said during a book release function in Kolkata.

“I was chased for a long time but I’m not a great writer. I’ve been asked to write a book on mind games in sport,” Ganguly said about his upcoming book. “It’s a book on how the player’s mindset is important to develop the sport and I found that pretty boring actually.”

The architect of making the Men in Blue a confident lot to take on the cricketing world, the man who scripted many a wins on his sheer will to excel and who took heads-on on an all-powerful coach Greg Chappel is possessed with all ingredients for a ‘best seller’. However, Ganguly is in no hurry for that. “I have not started thinking about my autobiography. Honestly, I don’t have time and patience to write about what I’ve done for 15-20 years.”

Not an avid book reader, Ganguly said: “When I became captain a lot of people asked me have you read ‘The Art of Captaincy’ by Mike Brearley or the book by Sunil Gavaskar… I said ‘yes. Only the front page’.”