Edited By Bharat Malhotra | IANS | Updated: 17 Jul 2020, 03:38:00 PM IST
Former captain of the Indian team, Saurabh Ganguly has said that he still does not digest that he was dropped from the ODI team even after scoring the most runs in 2007.
Ganguly first lost his captaincy and team in 2005 due to differences with coach Greg Chappell. However, Ganguly made a strong comeback in 2006 and went on to score runs. Ganguli, however, was dropped from the squad along with Rahul Dravid on the 2007–08 tour of Australia. A year later, Ganguly retired from cricket.
Ganguly told the Bengal newspaper Sangbad daily, “It was an incredible thing. I was removed from the ODI team when I scored the most runs in that calendar year. No matter how good your performance is, but what will you prove if you take the stage off? And who will prove it? This thing happened to me. '
He said, 'If I had got two more ODI series, I would have scored more runs. If I don't retire in Nagpur, I would have scored in the next two series as well. '
Ganguly said that he can still score runs for India if he practices a little. He said, 'Still, give me six months of training, let me play some Ranji Trophy matches, I can still run for India in Test cricket. I don't want six months, three months is enough, I'll score. '
The current BCCI president said, “You can't give me a chance to play but how will you destroy my inner confidence.” Ganguly, however, played the IPL till 2012.