Sourav Ganguly receives death threats from unknown sources

Sourav Ganguly
Former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly is a highly respected figure in India. Little did he know that he would have haters who would go on to give him life threats. As per recent reports in the ABP news, the former Indian cricketer recently received a letter from unknown source with a life threat. The news has taken the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and the Kolkata police by surprise.

They are absolutely taken aback having seen the letter. The police are currently investigating the matter and no arrests have been made thus far. There are no clear suspects either as the motive behind the threats are largely unclear. The letter did not demand any favor either. Also, whether the threats have come from a terrorist group or an individual is still to be known.

Incidentally, the letter arrived last week at the residence of Sourav Ganguly. The CAB President, Sourav Ganguly, was expected to visit Midnapur for some official work on January 5. It was on the very same day that the letter arrived at his place. The letter asked Sourav to stay back and not visit the city of Midnapur.

It warned that if Ganguly makes a visit to Midnapur, he will be killed. The letter read, “If you come to Midnapur, you will not return back alive then.”

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A very shell shocked former Indian skipper decided to abandon his tour. Whether the threats were for real or not, the agenda of the threat maker was seen been accomplished. The Midnapur tour got cancelled and Ganguly opted to play defensively on this life yorker. Talking about cricket, Ganguly is one of the most celebrated faces of Indian cricket. He is one of the best captains to have led India in the history of the game. Post his retirement, he has provided invaluable service to the cricket in West Bengal.