Watch: Sourav Ganguly injures shoulder in Gully cricket
Updated - Dec 4, 2016 7:37 pm
Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly was back in action with the bat recently. Although, the set up for his comeback was a totally changed one. Ganguly decided to try his hands at gully cricket in Kolkata. He certainly enjoyed his time with the game again but it was not all very fruitful for him. During the game, he was seen struggling with his shoulder.
Sourav Ganguly has been a great servant for the game of cricket in India. He remains to be one of the finest captains to have ever led the Indian team. He was the pioneer in bringing aggressive cricket to the fore in India. Ganguly, who made his debut was back in 1995-96 season, served the national team for over a decade. He is often credited for honing the talents like Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan.
Dada, as he is fondly known, retired from cricket 8 years ago in 2008. The Border-Gavaskar series in 2008 was his farewell series. Since then, he did feature in a few IPL matches but that was pretty much it for the former Indian skipper on the field. Now, the ‘Prince of Kolkata’ was seen playing gully cricket in North Kolkata. Ganguly played some of the textbook cricket shots.
The people were entertained to the fullest as former Indian skipper was playing his trademark shots. But it turned a little grey. Between overs, Sourav Ganguly was seen rubbing his shoulders. Apparently, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Ganguly had pulled a minor muscle strain during his gully cricket stint.
Although there was no official confirmation of Ganguly being in any kind of serious pain, the video footage showed him in some discomfort. Hopefully, the former cricketer will get back to his normal ways soon and be fit as a fiddle.