Sunday, March 25, 2012


Sourav Ganguly Lead Pune Warriors as Captain & Mentor

Sourav Ganguly Lead Pune Warriors as Captain and Mentor
Sourav Ganguly to lead Pune Warriors in the absence of its former captain Yuvraj Singh. Ganguly now has dual role in his hands as captain and also mentor for Pune Warriors team.Yuvraj Singh is undergoing last cycle of his chemotherapy treatment in United States of America.Sourav Ganguly joined Sahara Pune Warrriors team in the second half of Indian Premier League season 4. Ganguly joined Pune Warriors when the team dropped down to the bottom of the table in IPL 2011. Ganguly played for Kolkata Knight Riders team in the first three seasons of Indian Premier League and was left out from the team for IPL 4. Ganguly was also not interested to be a mentor for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL season 4.Later Sahara Pune Warriors made a call for Sourav Ganguly to join Pune Warriors. Pune Warriors needed an experienced player to play sensible cricket in the middle order and they know that Sourav Ganguly can do it with his vast experience. Ganguly played for India for long time and has come across historic wins. Some of the great players played with him were Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Anil Kumble, Harbajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, etc. Ganguly as a captain lead team India to the 2003 world cup final. Australia won the rain interrupted world cup 2003 final after a blistering performance from their captain Ricky Ponting.

Pune Warriors hired the two South African pairs Allan Donald and Paddy Upton as coaches to lead the team in Indian Premier League 2012. Sahara felt that in the absence of its star player Yuvraj Singh, another big name in the team was Sourav Ganguly who has even more experience than Yuvraj Singh. Sourav has huge experience as captain for team India and also for Kolkata Knight Riders in the the earlier seasons. Sourav Ganguly did not play in many T20 internationals for India but has experience in T20 format playing for Kolkata Knight riders for three years.Experienced player like Ganguly can make the players from different countries to work together as a team to win their first championship title. Ganguly will be a mentor for the team Sahara Pune Warriors in the absence of its head coach. Pune Warriors cant able to bid players in the IPL auction 2012 since they were opted out of Indian Premier League due to some controversies. But they finally made it to the play in IPL 2012. Fans are waiting to see Sourav Ganguly in action soon in the field as Kolkata Knight Riders fans will miss Sourav Ganguly.    


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