Under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly, the Indian cricket team registered quite a few wins that went down in the history books. The famous home series win in 2001 to end Australia’s rampant winning run. Natwest glory in front of a packed Lords Stadium. The 1-1 Test series draw in England, followed by a 1-1 draw to Australia down under, which were also considered as remarkable feats. The ‘Men in Blue,’ also came runners up in the ICC Cricket World Cup of 2003 under Ganguly’s reign. In 2004, ‘Dada,’ inspired his side to win the series in Pakistan for the very first time. A series of big wins over the years put forward the perfect blue print for India as a cricketing nation in order to advance further.
Sourav Ganguly went through a major slump in his career after the appointment of Greg Chappel as the head coach of India. There was a clear rift between Ganguly and Chappel, as the former Australian batsman wanted things to be done his way. As a result of that, Sourav Ganguly was not only snubbed his captaincy, but was soon dropped from the team.
Plenty of cricket fans thought that this was the end of Ganguly’s cricketing career. However, the ‘Bengal Tiger,’ worked his way back into the team with impressive performances in the domestic circuit which later once again transpired into some serious runs for Team India. In spite of not being in charge, Ganguly remained a key player for the brief period before his retirement and turned out to be the perfect example for the young cricketers of today of never giving up.
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