Being Freddie.. Being Sunny.. Being Angus.. Who wants to "be" next?

With no international cricket being played on the field and no spicy emails leaking off the field, the media seems to have turned its attention towards Saurav for filling up some bytes.

Just when you thought you have seen the last of the excerpts from Freddie's new book, there comes another one - aptly suited for the flavour of the month. There is so much being printed out from the book these days, a few more weeks like this and there wouldn't be a need to buy it.

Being Freddie (extract) - "Ganguly just didn't work out at all. You can accept a player not playing well, because we all have our ups and downs, but he just didn't want to get involved. He wasn't interested in the other players and it became a situation where it was 10 players and Ganguly in the team. He turned up as if he was royalty - it was like having Prince Charles on your side"

Sunil Gavaskar (someone had to support Ganguly) - "Ganguly has been portrayed as somebody who comes from a royal family, actually his nickname is Maharaj, which is like Emperor in Hindi, but I don't think so. I find what little I've seen of him that he's a very hard working cricketer. He likes to get into the nets and work at his batting and bowl in the nets, a lot more than perhaps do 20 laps of the ground or whatever that some other cricketers do. I think he's a hard working cricketer, it's just a misconception, I think."

It might be a misconception, but Saurav has never done anything to give his detractors to reason to change their view on him.
Angus Fraser - "Away from the cameras, the microphones and the responsibility of captaining the most cricket-mad country on the planet he is delightful company, and it is these qualities that have enabled him to turn a talented yet directionless group of individuals into a winning team. During his five years in charge he has put steel into a side that had previously been pushed around and bullied, and unsurprisingly this approach has upset a few people along the way."

Fraser, for some reason believes that Ganguly would still be at the helm for England's tour to India early next year. He is not so sure about Chappell's chances.

Now, who wants to have a go next? Is there anyone else with a para-graph on Ganguly in their auto-biography? Ganguly is still very much the flavour of the month, so you can just say it now and then add it to your book later.

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