Saurav Ganguly not sold for Indian Premier League (IPL) 4th season

Saurav Ganguly
Saurav Ganguly

Kolkata, Jan 8, 2010 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS): Fans of former Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Sourav Ganguly are feeling quite low as their favourite star went unsold during the players’ auction for the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at Bangalore on Saturday.

From celebrities to common men, all were prompt in reacting over the news as they were expecting to see Ganguly don the jersey of KKR once again in the IPL season 4.

“Maybe someone should take all the unsold players and make their own team, Gayle, Gibbs. Lara, Ganguly. Will be fun to say the least!!,” India tennis icon Mahesh Bhupathi tweeted.

“Auction almost as interesting as the matches! But cannot believe no bids for Lara! Or for Gayle, Gibbs, Saurav,” popular TV presenter and journalist Vikram Chandra said.

Cricket presenter and actor Mandira Bedi tweeted: “And sad about the fact that there were no takers for Dada. Even VVS and dravid also looked like they were going to be left untouched.”

Meanwhile South African cricket star Herschelle Gibbs, who also remained unsold like Sourav Ganguly and Chris Gayle, said that he feels slightly disappointed as he was not picked up by any of the teams in the ongoing auction period.

“bout the auction,just wanna say I’m slightly disappointed but easy with all this.very interestin to see whos gone where and for how much,” said South African cricket star,” Gibbs posted on Twitter.

Besides the celebrities, Dada’s fans from all over the nation also reacted strongly on the fact that they will not see their favourite players in the upcoming IPL season 4 in 2011.

“I will say only one thing, this is simply politics. Saurav is once again a victim of politics,”  said Tanmoy Ghosh, a fan of the former Indian skipper, in Kolkata.

“We were not expecting this t happen, we expected to see Dada (as Sourav is popularly called) playing for KKR this season too. He has made us proud over the years. This is really sad.” Tania Roy a student of Mass Communication and Journalism, said.

“This is a huge disappointment for Kolkata and specially his fans. Kolkata wanted to see him both as a captain as well as a player. This is a great loss especially after he played significantly well in the last edition of IPL,” said one Arijit Banerjee.

“It is sad news for a player of his caliber. He surely deserved to get a place in one of the teams. If less talented players can get a chance then how can Ganguly get neglected,” said Ganguly-fan Indranil Dutta.

Another Dada-fan named Anirban Mondal said: “I felt bad when I first got the information that Ganguly has not been picked up by any of the teams on Saturday.”

“But at the same time it is also a fact that young players are coming up and T-20 is completely a fast game suited for the youths so I personally feel that it will be difficult for senior players like Kallis, Dravid, Laxman to find a place in this format at the currewnt scenario,” said Mondal, who feels that senior players will slowly loose their places in this format as youths are emerging strongly.

“KKR shaping up nicely: Gambhir-captain, kallis-opener, haddin-keeper, yousuf, shakib-alrounders. if only had they bought back Sourav Ganguly,” tweeted one Naveen Kumar.

6 thoughts on “Saurav Ganguly not sold for Indian Premier League (IPL) 4th season

  1. DADA(ganguly) NOT SOLD……..M BIT SAD………BUT HAPPY TOO AS HE IS THE KING OF INDIAN CRICKET NOT THE ONE TO BE SOLD BUT TO BE PRESERVED…….MISS U DADA……plzz come back with the team of unsold unit n prove them in front of these shameless people

  2. I love dada to see him,
    he is just a great player i have ever seen in my life.

    i just want somebody to pick him and to slap to selectors of kkr.

    He must be there in the present kolkota team.

    i hope he will be back.


  3. Sharukh Khan is a hardcore pakistani in disguise and from heart. he is all set to destroy Indian pride.He has used Indian people by cajoling their hearts in his movies and now using the kolkata’s pride for his KKR team, Get that M**F*** out of this country immediately. We protest as In the first IPL he has choosen maximum pakistani players in Kolkata KNightriders dooming the fate of KKR.We protest against the ill treatment of Dada and want immediate banishment of SRK from Criceking field. SRK is a Taliban of india. SRK bastard get out of Indian peoples mind and heart.

  4. Actually Cricket is the Game which involves a Huge Money and Fame. i like Dada but the thing is that , he had given Thrice the chance before. He miserably failed to bring the KKR top the order.
    and the main point is that this IPL and other T20 Games provides the platform for the players who are in the team and
    for the players who are trying hard to find a place in their international team. As Dada is already retired from international team and there is no reason for him to prove his ability. Even if he proves that is of no use to be frank. Team India do not get Dada back again even when he performs well this time. This is why the main players like DADA , LARA were not taken.
    huh if DADA had proved his best in before IPL season , even if SRK dropped Dada other Team owners might have taken . and even that dint happen.
    So Guys what SRK did is for the KKR to win the Game. just take Cricket as Game and enjoy seeing it

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