Sourav Ganguly: Cricket, Captaincy and Controversy
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About the Book

Sourav Ganguly is a difficult icon. He is undoubtedly one of India's most successful captains, one who moulded a new team when India was at its lowest ebb, reeling from the betting scandal. There can be no argument about his cricketing genius, right from the time he scored a Test century at Lord's to the time he led India to the 2003 World Cup final. But the world of cricketing fans is divided into those who adore him fiercely and despise him greatly. He could be arrogant on occasion: Ganguly allegedly refused to carry the drinks as a twelfth man. He constantly challenged authority. Greg Chappell discarded him from the team during his stint as coach. Ganguly cared little for convention: remember the bare-chested celebration at an Indian win?

Yet, in all the years of his roller-coaster ride through Indian cricket, no one questioned the man's utter devotion to the game or his team. In this account of one of India's greatest cricketers, shot through with intimate details, Saptarshi Sarkar tackles controversies around the legendary cricketer head on.

Racy and gripping, Sourav Ganguly: Cricket, Captaincy and Controversy investigates the big events in Dada's interesting career. It probes the symbiotic relationship between the man and the cricketer. What was Ganguly thinking before a match? Why did he demand that the grass be trimmed just before start of play at the Nagpur pitch? What was the Indian dressing room like? What was that Greg Chappell chapter all about?

An unflinching biography of a man who never shied away from controversies, this is as much a ready reckoner for Sourav Ganguly fans as it is an examination of a crucial era in Indian cricket.

About the Author

Saptarshi Sarkar is the co-founder and editor of the website welovesourav.com, a one-of-a-kind fan engagement platform founded in 2005. He is a blogger at the Knight Riders' official website, and his blogs have been featured in various print and electronic media. He also wrote for India Today's special regional issue on Sourav Ganguly in 2007. Belonging to the same city Kolkata as Ganguly, Saptarshi, an MBA and a digital-marketing expert, works for Infosys in Bangalore. He is an avid reader and sports aficionado. He is also interested in politics, Hollywood classics and quizzing. He can be reached at saptarshi.sarkar@gmail.com and followed at https://www.facebook.com/sapta2002 on Facebook.His Twitter handle is @7_rishi and LinkedIn:in.linkedin.com/in/saptarshisarkar/

id he demand that the grass be trimmed just before start of play at the Nagpur pitch? What was the Indian dressing room like? What was that Greg Chappell chapter all about?

 

An unflinching biography of a man who never shied away from controversies, this is as much a ready reckoner for Sourav Ganguly fans as it is an examination of a crucial era in Indian cricket.

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9789351364801
Publisher: Harper360
Acedemic Level: English
Book Type: English
Depth: 25
Height: 216 mm
MediaMail: Y
PrintOnDemand: N
Spine Width: 23 mm
Width: 146 mm
ISBN-10: 9351364801
Publisher Date: 23 Feb 2016
Binding: PAPERBACK
Continuations: English
Dewey: B
Language: English
No of Pages: 302
Returnable: N
Sub Title: Cricket, Captaincy and Controversy