Sourav Ganguly has announced his retirement, saying the upcoming Test series will be his last. While this marks the end of a chapter in Indian Cricket, and I am sure I will write more on this, other thoughts come to mind too.
Amid all the speculation of a compromise between BCCI and senior cricketers, of a ‘Voluntary Retirement’ scheme that Anil Kumble pooh-poohed, comes, out of the blue, this announcement. More, Kris Srikkanth adds that Ganguly has made the ‘right decision’. “Right” decision? – interesting choice of words there.
Sourav, we’ve never known you to make a compromise, to offer anything but your best effort, to do anything but look a challenge in the eye and face it head-on.
Sourav, before I go into farewell blog posts, tell me something. Did you just disappoint us, right at the very end? Did you, Sourav Ganguly, make a compromise?