Sourav Ganguly is a name and the face in the Indian Cricket who has been linked with controversies for the longest known time.
Another chapter in the history of Indian cricket opened up when the mumbles and rumors in the air came out quite loudly after Virat Kohli hit all them with his batting skills.
Recently, a word-war between the BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Indian Test Skipper Virat Kohli was the talk of the town, after Kohli contradicted the statements and called out the lies of BCCI chief. But when Ganguly opened his mouth on being asked about the whole scenario, all he had to say was ‘no comments’. Amid the heating controversy, Ganguly at an event was asked which about the players’ attitude and whom he likes the most, to which he said that he doesn’t like the player’s fighting nature.
“I like Virat Kohli’s attitude, but he fights a lot”, said Sourav Ganguly.
The simmering situation between the BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and the test skipper Virat Kohli might be a grip of a major controversy for the Indian Cricket.
Sourav Ganguly is a name and the face in the Indian Cricket who has been linked with controversies for the longest known time. A former player with a shining career, there has been times when Ganguly found himself in troubles situations that could possibly have been avoided. In the year 1991-1992, when Ganguly made his one-day debut in Australia, he refused to carry drinks which is one of the roles of the benched player on the tour. Years after, he denied the allegations by taking the manager’s name who was there with the team for the Australian tour.
- In 2005, a similar situation took place due to which the then coach of the Indian team, Greg Chappell has to take way Ganguly’s captaincy under bitter circumstances, replacing him with Rahul Dravid.
- The royalty behaviour of Ganguly has been criticised several times. This was in 2000, when Ganguly played county cricket for Lancashire, where he was accused of the royalty behaviour he used to show when he couldn’t blend into the system, but also expected other to carry his belongings.
- Again in 2000, during the Indian-Australian series, Ganguly turned up late for every game which made Steve Waugh lose his cool. At that point, the referee of the game had to warn Ganguly to turn up on time.
- Sourav Ganguly was banned for 3 different set of events that were: in 1998, during the Bangalore test series against Australia when he expressed his disagreement towards the umpire’s decision of giving him an OUT; in 2000 he was given another ban in attempt to intimidate the umpires and; during the Sri Lanka tour in 2001 for showing his bat in a hitting way when he was given out leg.
- The recent debate between Ganguly VS Kohli got the fans as well as some famous personalities disappointed. While the fans backlashed at Ganguly saying he should resign from his post, former cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar said that the entire event for not called for and criticised Ganguly for ‘speaking on behalf of the selectors’ on the reason for firing Kohli as the ODI Captain.
- The sexist thinking of the BCCI President was criticised when a few days ago, when a video of him saying, ‘Girls don’t need to play cricket’ went viral. In an interview, when Ganguly was asked about his reaction if his daughter, Sana says she wants to play cricket, to which, Ganguly replied, “I’ll ask Sana not to because girls don’t need to play cricket.
- Recently, Ganguly made another sexist remark at a private event. On being asked how he deals with stress in life, the BCCI chief gave a sexist answer like a joke, saying “There is no stress in life. Only wife and girlfriend give stress.” Well, honestly this was a lame answer to the question asked.
All these controversies force us to think if Sourav Ganguly likes to be in the unwanted situations, as the former cricketer always manages to be in the limelight.