L'affaire Saurav - A random selection

"The Week" has a random selection of Ganguly's controversies in its latest edition. The selection includes everything from his Ranji debut in 1990 to his 6 match ban early this year, from his eloped marriage (and why is that bad?) to his relationship with Nagma.

My favourite pick..
Kolkata, 1993: Playing for Mohun Bagan against East Bengal in the P. Sen Trophy final, Sourav was heckled by the opposition while he was batting. After taking a catch to win the match, he threw the ball at the spectators who were cheering the opposition. They responded with a volley of stones and abuse. He responded in kind, though later he wrote an apology to the Cricket Association of Bengal.

But the one thing that Saurav would have on his mind when he faces Ranbir in tommorrow's review meeting...
Australia, 1991-92: Got picked for the series Down Under, a forgettable one with a string of low scores in the side games. Played a lone One-Day International against the West Indies and got out for 3. Then manager Ranbir Singh Mahendra (who went on to become the BCCI president) reportedly made comments about his attitude problem to some reporters. Apparently, Sourav was reluctant to perform the ‘menial’ duties of a twelfth man like carrying drinks and accessories to the crease. Sourav denied the charge and called Mahendra the worst person he ever met in his life and a shame to Indian cricket.
Ranbir is Dalmiya's man and would probably not go against the big man, but Saurav would definitely have his doubts..

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