Sourav Ganguly to pen a book soon

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MUMBAI, INDIA JULY 19: A council member Sourav Ganguly at the IPL governing council meeting on July 19, 2015 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Aniruddha Chowhdury/Mint via Getty Images)

Prince of Kolkata Sourav Ganguly will soon be penning his own biography, titled A Century is Not Enough. The book will be co-authored by Gautam Bhattacharya and published by Juggernaut Books. It shall be available in bookstores from early next year. He announced this wonderful news in a press conference in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Promising that the book shall be frank, colourful and inspiring, the publishers said that they expect the book to attain the status of a classic sports book in years to come. The contents of the book shall draw from all the highs Ganguly enjoyed in his career (the debut century at Lord’s, leading India to a new age, the 2003 World Cup) as well as the lows – the battles he had to fight on his way to the glories.

The book is not an autobiography though and deals with the challenges a sportsman faces.

Ganguly said, “I am extremely delighted to associate myself with Juggernaut and jointly we expect to deliver a great book.”

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Publisher Chiki Sarkar said, “Sourav Ganguly is one of India’s greatest captains and one of the most interesting cricketers we have ever produced. We believe A Century Is Not Enough will become a book that readers – and not just cricket fans – will turn to again and again.”

According to community.juggernaut.in, Sourav Ganguly talks us through the challenges of a cricketer, the hard times and the battles he has faced and shows us what it truly means to be a champion. From his debut century at Lord’s, transforming the Indian team under his captaincy, breaking Australia’s unbeaten streak in Test cricket and taking India to the 2003 World Cup final, the book has everything which will be no less than a treat for an Indian cricket fan, especially for the ardent Dada followers who still love him as much as they did during his playing days.

Speaking about selecting the India coach, the 43-year-old said, “It’s amazing how life is. Twenty years back I first played for the country. Now I have the opportunity to select a coach. I messed it up in 2005-06 (indirectly pointing to the appointment of Greg Chappell when he was captaining India) and I have been given the opportunity again.”

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He also said that he can consider applying for the India coach’s position himself. He said, “I have never had the chance of giving an interview (for the team India coaching job). Hopefully, someday will sit for it.”

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