QUOTES ON SOURAV GANGULY
(WORDS OF PRAISE FOR SOURAV GANGULY)
- world of contemporary cricket. …GEOFFREY BOYCOTT.
- His offside has become so strong that unless he commits a mistake on his own, it is absolutely impossible to get him out in that region. A world class batsman, indeed. …HEATH STREAK.
- Let me be honest to tell you that on the TV screen he looks different. He is a very warm person when you actually meet him. …M.S.DHONI.
- The best thing about him is his ambition and eagerness to learn. He will be remembered in history as one of the all time best left handed batsman. He is a player right on the lines of Ian Chapel. He is a dare devil, and doesn’t care too much about what the world thinks of him. …SAMBARAN BANERJEE (Coach of Bengal).
- Sourav’s best quality is that he has the ability to remain unperturbed even when he faces severe criticism. …JAVAGAL SRINATH.
- Sourav’s greatest strength is his mind. He is hard working, not only in the nets but also mentally. He bounces back. …SACHIN TENDULKAR.
- Besides football, the only other game I ever took interests in was basket ball, but never cricket. Sourav is the sole reason why I am a cricket lover today. …BAICHUNG BHUTIA (Former Indian Footballer)
- When you see an Indian side with Ganguly in the line-up, you know it is game on. You don’t have to like or dislike him. You have to respect him. …STEVE WAUGH.
- On the offside, first there is God, then Ganguly. …RAHUL DRAVID.
- His biggest asset is his freakish sense of timing. When playing his big shots, he could be very dangerous. …SHAUN POLLOCK.
- Sourav is a great captain and we should be proud of such a leader. …KAPIL DEV.
- He is a wonderful batsman and definitely the best captain that India can have. So far he has surpassed my expectations and continues to do so. You rarely come across people like Sourav, he is different, he is special, there can be just one Sourav Ganguly. …ARUN LAL.
- Sourav is really the best captain India has ever had. …SUNIL GAVASKAR.
- I have known Ganguly as a quiet lad, who always respected the seniors and lent an ear to any advice that came from them. This was the quality that impressed me most in this determined cricketer and I was not averse to giving him a break as early as possible. …MOHAMMAD AZHARUDDIN.
- There is nothing wrong with his captaincy. He has marshaled his troops quite well and moulded the side into a winning outfit in the last few years. ….SYED KIRMANI.
- Sourav has given them (the Indian team) that confidence and ability to target teams or individuals at key times. …JOHN BUCHANAN (Australian Coach).
- I have learnt so much from Sourav. He has played 15 years of cricket. Sitting down with him and getting to know is phenomenal. …DAVID HUSSEY.
- He lends credibility to the batting order. …GARY KRISTEN.
- Ganguly is the new Steve Waugh of mind games. …IAN HEALY.
- Whatever I have seen of his captaincy, I liked it. …ARJUNA RANATUNGA (Former Srilankan Skipper).
- Ganguly is a very good leader. His return to the field brings a spring in the steps of the Indians. He is a great player. …RICKY PONTING.
- The Bengal tiger always has his tail up, ready to devour the opposition. …NAVJOT SINGH SIDDHU.
- I am ready to die for such a captain. …YUVRAJ SINGH.
- Sourav stood by me when I was struggling. I owe a great deal to him. I can’t express my gratitude for him in words. …HARBHAJAN SINGH.
- He has the ability to not only clear the ropes but even the stadium. Against spin, my God, he is really a murderer. …VVS LAXMAN.
- Ganguly was the first captain that changed the perception of the way India played their cricket. Now, there is not much difference Indian and Australian teams….STEVE WAUGH.
- Sourav’s greatest asset is his ability to communicate. He is a naturally very confident person. He encourages his team, is great motivator and a born captain. He is not the media’s blue eyed boy because he is a very straightforward person, who never minces his words, instead he talks in a no nonsense manner to the press. He shares an extremely healthy rapport with his team mates. His leadership skills are also vouched for by the youngsters in the team. He has phenomenal brand value. He’s the new-age Indian an aggressive go-getter, full of self-belief, determination. …RAVI SHASHTRI.
- He is a brilliant player and definitely a force to reckon with….WASIM AKRAM.
- Sourav has done an excellent job of balancing his captaincy with his personal game. He looks like he is enjoying being captain. And effectively, he has lightened the burden on Sachin Tendulkar. …DAVE WHATMORE.
- He is the first one to encourage us when we perform well. He is firm but fair. He is a very tough and aggressive captain, who is on all accounts, a team man, one who backs his players. Off the field, he is very easy and approachable. He also shows a great interest in all his juniors and their game. When I wasn’t selected for a particular tour of England, Sourav personally called me and told me how he too had gone through a bad patch and then things had improved for the better, just as they would for me. …DEEP DASGUPTA.
- Ganguly sacrificed opening slot for me. Made me a Test cricketer. …VIRENDER SEHWAG.
- Sourav, an attacker blessed with time and quick hands, a destructive square cut and the most elegant of cover drives. …KUMAR SANGAKKARA.
Collected by – Ratikanta singh.