The way the selectors have dropped Ganguly from the team is very unfair. India's best captain deserves to have been given a rousing reception as his farewell. The selectors have "buried" a good captain without giving him guard of honour. I am again reminded of the saying that the Indian Cricket Selectors are a "Bunch of Jokers". Add to the scenario real full time Politician heading the Board and a foriegn coach who does not understand the "hearts" of Indians. Several "youngsters" are available for Indian Cricket and any number of "pickings" and "discardings" of such "youngsters and new faces" can not culminate in one "seasoned cricketer". I am very sure Ganguly will opt for "retiremet" now. He has sufferred enough ignominy already. May the God bless the best captain of India with a good, peaceful and happy post-cricket-life now.
Actually it is not right.Because he has played well before 2 innings of 2nd match. What is the cause for ganguly dropped? He is a former captain & also senior member. This type of behave to him is not good.
I am shocked to know that despite a fantastic come back under a lot of pressure, Ganguly has been dropped for the 3rd test. This is clearly a political revenge against him by Chappel and the Selection committee led by Kiran More. I don't see any logic behind dropping a most experienced middle order batsman and taking an inexperienced Mumbaiker, Jaffer. I think the whole selection committee should be reshuffled and put more experienced past cricketers into the selection committee.
BCCI and the selectors should have handled Ganguly much better. He is not just another ordinary player. Recall the state of the Indian team when Azhar left in ignominy and Sachin was all at sea as captain... It was Ganguly who brought this team up from scratch. He may have his negatives... who is perfect anyway? The facts are that he is one of the best batsmen to represent India, probably the best left hander India produced, definitely the best captain thus far. I loved his approach against the Aussies and Steve Waugh... that alone makes him deserve accolades and a grand farewell. So what do we do? We throw mud in his face when his best days are behind him. Its a shame that the establishment has treated him with such contempt and disrespect. He deserves much better.
Sorry Saurav. You have been a great player and I bow my head in shame for the way you have been treated.
When can we grow up as a nation and learn to honour our heroes?