"Justice" for Sourav

After making the post on Ganguly not being in Mysore, I ran into this in the Telegraph.
Cricket board chief Sharad Pawar has assured Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee that he hoped to do “justice” to Sourav Ganguly when the team is picked for the tour of Pakistan.

It was clear today, however, that a purely cricketing matter — though of great emotional content — had fallen almost irretrievably into the hands of politicians.

It would be harsh to say that Sourav is now banking on the Lok Sabha to have him reinstated in the squad. He did not ask for it to be discussed there. What next? Do we need the Prime Minister to approve the squad for the next world cup? I still think that the best way for Sourav to make his way back into the team is by scoring runs and picking up wickets for Bengal. (and not by having his supporters burn effigies and declaring bandhs)

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Blogger D_guide 4:57 AM

I think Saurav Ganguly, needs to know the following truths :

The selectors are only honrary members who do the thankless job of selecting Indian team.

There are millions waiting in the wings to be selected for the Indian team.

Cricket is still a gentlemen's game, and let him not make it a political arena to settle score.

Ganguly lost a golden opportunity to win the world cup with the best possible team in 2003.

During our days the reward for being a best batsmen, for a corporate house was only a plastic tiffin box costing Rs 20/- and a certificate.

Ganguly, unlike his supporters should refrain from lobbying which is a bad example. A leader is one who can accept that he has to change with times. It is graceful to wait for his chance and once again prove his mettle rather than wimping like a injured lion. Remember a Lion does not hunt by itself. That is the sign of royalty and cricket is a game of royalty.

UMESH DEREBAIL    



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