Trending News

I played for 13 years without a break: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly takes sly dig at senior Indian players

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly recalled how he played 13 years without a break for India.

Tanishq Sharma Author

Updated - 9 July 2022 11:09 am

Sourav Ganguly

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has expressed his disappointment with Team India senior players for taking frequent breaks from the bilateral series. Ganguly, who is celebrating his 50th birthday on Friday, has recalled how he played 13 years without a break for India.

Earlier, India have played five T20Is under Rishabh Pant against South Africa at home after a two-month long IPL season. After that, Hardik Pandya led the Men in Blue for two T20Is against Ireland, while Jasprit Bumrah replaced Rohit Sharma as Indian captain for the 5th rescheduled Test against England.

After testing positive against COVID-19, India’s all-format captain Rohit Sharma missed the Test against England. Now, the BCCI have announced that senior players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, and Jasprit Bumrah are set to miss the ODI series against West Indies.

While addressing the ongoing situation in Indian squad Sourav Ganguly told The Telegraph, “I don’t think playing domestic cricket was tough but the entire situation was tough because it was something beyond my batting and bowling capabilities. So I couldn’t control that.”

“I played for India for 13 years without a break before that. I hadn’t missed anything, not a series or tour. I hadn’t taken any rest like a lot of the players do now. So I consider those 4-6 months as a break from my career after those 13 years in an overall career of 17 years at the international level,” Sourav Ganguly added.

Meanwhile, Team India under Rohit Sharma won the first T20I against England by 50 runs. India will play 2nd T20I against England on July 9 at Edgbaston in Birmingham.


Join our Family Today!
Prev Next Story