The former Indian captain, yet again, showed that you just can't keep a good man down for long. Ganguly proved to his detractors that he still has enough fire in his belly to make a meaning contribution to his team. The southpaw struck an unbeaten 32 to take Pune Warriors to a six-wicket victory over Deccan.
Sourav Ganguly said padding up for this season's IPLwas the "toughest day" of his career and he took the field with "zero confidence", not having picked up a bat for five months.
He evokes extreme viewpoints in people. As they say - love him, hate him but you can’t ignore him. Whereas some called him God of the offside, others insist that he could never play bouncers. Some criticised him for being a bad fielder and slow in running between the wickets, but there were others who swore by his sixers. Some accused him of playing politics, others backed him for his ability to bring out the best from his team. Yes thats the Ganguly we know. He is back, after being left out in the auctions. And on the very first match he led his team to victory.
We love to see him around the cricket field in one way or another. As a cricketer,commentator, coach / mentor or anything else.