Sourav Ganguly is a difficult icon. He is undoubtedly one of Indias most successful captains: a captain who moulded a new team when India was at its lowest ebb, reeling from the betting scandal. There can be no argument about his cricketing genius: right from the time he scored a debut century at Lords. But the world of cricketing fans is divided into those who adore him fiercely or despise him greatly.In this account of one of Indias greatest cricketers, shot through with intimate details, Saptarshi Sarkar tackles controversies around the legendary cricketer head on. Racy and fast-paced, Sourav Ganguly: Player, Fighter, Mentor investigates the big events in Dadas interesting career. It probes the symbiotic relationship between the man and the cricketer.What was Ganguly thinking before a match? Why did he demand that the grass be trimmed just before start of play at the Nagpur pitch? What was the Indian dressing room like? What was that Greg Chappell chapter all about? An unflinching biography of a man who never shied away from controversies, this is as much a ready reckoner for Sourav Ganguly fans as it is an examination of a crucial era in Indian cricket.
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