is retirement of sourav ganguly right
October 9, 2008 9:59am CST
SOURAV GANGULY has more than 18000 run and decades of experience with him .ok he is not the best in this world at the moment but than he is a agressive man who has produced some magnificent innings under pressure. he is the only captain to defeat steve waugh's australian juggernaut. he should be given due respect.i think his decision to retire was forced by BCCI. what do you think ??reply to this post and tell your opinion.
9 Oct 08
i don't think it was forced by bcci. i mean do you really believe a tough guy like saurav would be at the mercy of the board?? he would rather protect his self-pride by going out on his own terms. that is what makes saurav what he is. he has achieved everything he has to... and moreover india needs to build a team for 2011 world cup. and also progressively build a good test team out of the newcomers so that we don't crumble when the seniors retire suddenly. that was just what happened with the west indies team in the 80's. Viv richards, malcolm marshall, etc al the greats retired in quick succession and left a gaping hole in the team which has not been filled till now. if we don't want that to happen to our team then we need to make way for newcomers so that they can get better experienced in tests. so i think saurav has taken all these into consideration and made a wise decision to allow the building process of team india. and also.. "its best to retire when people say'why now?' rather than wait for them to say'why not?'"
9 Oct 08
thanx for your view .but i think if you consider performance than dada has played better than any of youth brigade.they can't drop him on this basis.but than also they were putting a sword on his neck.it feels bad when you are dropped for same reason always.so i think he did right thing to opt to stay out of the game...
10 Oct 08
If he would have been retiring from international cricket just because of cricketing reasons then his his decision of quitting is correct. But it seemed that he is retiring not just because of cricketing reasons alone. Clearly there is a lot of politics involved in it. Probably he was asked to quit in exchange of his inclusion in the test team for this series. So that he can have a planned exit rather than throwing him out of the side because of wrong reasons.