Sourav Ganguly’s autobiography, named ‘A Century Is Not Enough’ has got his fans really excited. In his biography, Sourav Ganguly has talked at length about MS Dhoni. Sourav Ganguly who led India in the 2003 World Cup wished to have MS Dhoni in his team that played the 2003 World Cup. India had a great world cup in 2003 but lost out to the Aussies in the finals.
It was only the next year that MS Dhoni made his debut under Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy in the year 2004. Both Ganguly and MS Dhoni have contributed immensely to Indian cricket both, as players and as leaders.
I WISH I HAD DHONI IN MY 2003 World Cup Team: SOURAV GANGULY
“I wish I’d Dhoni in my 2003 World Cup team. I was told that when we were playing the 2003 World Cup final he was still a ticket collector with Indian Railways. Unbelievable!”
IMPRESSED BY DHONI FROM DAY 1: SOURAV GANGULY
“I had over the years constantly looked out for players who remain steady under pressure and possess the capability to change the course of the match. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who came to my notice in 2004, was a natural progression of this thought. I was impressed with MS Dhoni from day one,”
GANGULY RECALLED WHEN DHONI ASKED HIM TO LEAD IN HIS LAST TEST
if you would remember, in Sourav Ganguly’s last test, MS Dhoni asked Sourav Ganguly to lead as he extended this warm gesture. Sourav Ganguly also recalled this special incident in his biography. Here is what he has written.
“As the match came to a close, Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a surprise gesture asked me to lead. I had rejected his offer earlier in the day, but could not refuse a second time. But I must admit, at that stage, I found it difficult to focus. So after three overs I handed it back to Dhoni saying, it is your job, MS. We both smiled,”