IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders share Sourav Ganguly’s motivational video on his birthday; Watch video

IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders share Sourav Ganguly’s motivational video on his birthday; Watch video
IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders share Sourav Ganguly’s motivational video on his birthday; Watch video

IPL 2021 – Kolkata Knight Riders share Sourav Ganguly’s motivational video on his birthday; Watch video: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) shared a throwback of the legendary Indian player Sourav Ganguly on his birthday. The video showed how Ganguly made a comeback in cricket after being dropped from the Indian side in 2005. Former skipper had played for KKR in three IPL seasons- 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Ganguly, who is now serving as the BCCI president, talked of how he made a comeback to Indian cricket after things looked totally deserted.

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In the clip, Ganguly said, “When I was left out in 2005, I was the captain and has problems with coach Greg Chappell. Nobody gave me a chance to come back. Everyone, even my dad at home used to tell me every once in a week, ‘just forget it,’ you have played enough, you have played 300 ODI’s and 80 odd Test matches. I don’t think you will play again. And still came back and played after six months and played the best cricket in the last 17 months. Now all I want to say in this is, why I’m trying to say this is you never know what’s in store. And I firmly believe that there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

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IPL 2021: Sourav Ganguly’s cricket career- A cursory look

The left-handed batsman from Kolkata debuted for Team India in 1992. Ganguly was adjudged as the skipper for the Indian side after the match-fixing fiasco in 2000. His cricketing career spanned 16 years.

Batting Career Summary
M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 113 188 17 7212 239 42.18 14070 51.26 16 1 35 900 57
ODI 311 300 21 11363 183 40.73 15416 73.71 22 0 72 1122 190
IPL 59 56 3 1349 91 25.45 1263 106.81 0 0 7 137 42
Bowling Career Summary
M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 113 99 3117 1681 32 3/28 3/37 3.24 52.53 97.41 0 0
ODI 311 171 4561 3849 100 5/16 5/16 5.06 38.49 45.61 2 0
IPL 59 20 276 363 10 2/21 2/21 7.89 36.3 27.6 0 0