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Sourav Ganguly Reveals the Reason Behind his Unexpected Retirement

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MS Dhoni handed over the captaincy to Sourav Ganguly in his last Test in 2008.

The famous fallout between former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly and the Australian Greg Chappell who became India’s coach at the recommendation of Ganguly only is no secret to Indian cricket fans.

Chappell went on to become the sole reason behind Ganguly’s ouster from the team in 2007. After many years, Ganguly has now revealed the reason behind his sudden retirement from international cricket in 2008 in his the preview chapter of his upcoming autobiography, “A Century is Not Enough”.

Ganguly took over the reigns in the year 2000 when Indian cricket was going through turmoil due to the match-fixing allegations on the then skipper Mohammad Azharuddin who got banned from playing international cricket.

The southpaw led India from 2000 to 2006 and scored 7,212 runs and 11,363 ODI runs and led India to 21 Test wins out of 49.

Sourav Ganguly Reveals the Reason Behind his Unexpected Retirement
Sourav Ganguly

The “God of offside” had not spoken about his retirement but now he is all set to reveal the world about the reality in his upcoming book.

“I am super excited to give you a first look at my debut book #ACenturyisNotEnough, to be published end of this month,” Ganguly said on his twitter handle.

Ganguly called it quits from international cricket during a four-match Test series between India and Australia, and it came out of the blue. Ahead of the team selection Ganguly became agitated to see the selector’s mindset and made up his mind that he needed to call it a day.

Speaking about what happened Ganguly said,

“The message was crystal clear – that a veteran of 100-plus Test matches, a certain Sourav Ganguly, was again on trial. I felt extremely agitated. That is when I told my father that I needed to call it a day. Enough was enough.”

Sourav Ganguly Reveals the Reason Behind his Unexpected Retirement

The southpaw revealed the problems started with a warm-up game in Zimbabwe against a Zimbabwe. A team when the skipper was injured from a tennis elbow and got retired hurt to heal the injury, as it was just a practice match. And to the surprise of Ganguly, Chappell insisted that he goes out and bat.

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