The former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is regarded as one of the most successful skippers and amazing batsmen to have played for team India. He is often credited for introducing modern cricket to India.
While it has been 12 years since Sourav Ganguly last played a game for team India, however, he still believes he has a lot of cricket left in him and can make runs if given an opportunity.
Recently, in an interview with Bengali newspaper Sangbad Pratidin, Sourav Ganguly, who last played for team India 12 years ago in 2008, said that he can score runs in Test cricket again if he starts training again for three months and plays a few Ranji Trophy matches. He said:
“If I was given two more series in ODIs, I would’ve scored more runs. If I hadn’t retired in Nagpur, I would’ve scored runs in the next two Test series too. In fact even now give me six months to train, let me play three Ranji games, I’ll score runs for India in Test cricket. I don’t even need six months, give me three, I will score runs,”
“You might not give me an opportunity to play but how will you break the belief inside me?”
Sourav Ganguly also opened up about being dropped from the ODI side despite being one of the top performers of the team during the 2007-2008 season. He said:
“It was kind of unbelievable. I was dropped from the ODI side despite being one of the highest scorers of that calendar year. No matter how good your performance is if the stage is taken away from you then what will you prove? And to whom? The same thing happened with me,”