Sourav Ganguly in Sahara Pune Warriors in IPL 2011

Former India and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Sourav Ganguly makes a dramatic comeback to IPL 2011 with Sahara Pune Warriors. Sourav Ganguly will play for Sahara Pune Warriors. Read more!

Sourav Ganguly in Pune Warriors! Yes, it's true and Dada has returned to IPL. After not being purchased by any franchisee in the IPL 4 auction, former India and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Sourav Ganguly made a dramatic comeback today to the Indian Premier League season 4 (IPL 2011). He has signed up for Pune Warriors who are struggling to find their place in the points table. Sourav Ganguly Pune Warriors player will come into the team as a replacement of Ashish Nehra who has been dropped from the team due to injury. Mr. Abhijit Sarkar, the team director of Pune Warriors, has commented in a press release today that the Pune Warriors team in IPL 4 was waiting for Ashish Nehra to get fit and make a comeback to the team. Nevertheless, the fitness report of Ashish Nehra arrived at the team meeting on 2nd May 2011, making it evident that he was not fit enough to continue playing in the IPL 4.

When it was clear that Ashish Nehra will not be available for Pune Warriors for the rest of the competition in IPL 4, the management Pune Warriors wanted Sourav Ganguly back in IPL 4. They felt that the vast experience of Dada will definitely help Pune Warriors to overcome their struggling position at the bottom of the IPL 4 league points table. Nevertheless, the team has not yet decided whether Sourav Ganguly will play for Pune Warriors against MI on Wednesday or not.

The cricket career of Sourav Ganguly has the records of legendary comebacks. After his international debut in 1992, Sourav was dropped from the team for 4 years, only to comeback to the India starting eleven with a dazzling maiden test century in 1996. He has been dropped from the Indian cricket team a number of times as well, but every time he has succeeded to make a dramatic comeback and shut the loud mouths of the critiques as well as of the cricket demagogues. He has played for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the first three versions of the IPL. He had captained KKR in IPL 1, but lost the crown in IPL 2 in South Africa. However, in the IPL 3 Ganguly made a comeback as the KKR captain. Nevertheless, KKR could not secure even the fifth place in any of the competitions and has remained the only team among the old ones that has failed to reach the semifinals even once.

In the auction of IPL 4, the KKR owner SRK refused to sign Sourav. Kochi Tuskers was interested in him, but their application to purchase Sourav Ganguly was rejected by the Governing Council of IPL 4.

Now the question remains, will Dada be successful with his bat in his new team Pune Warriors? Sourav Ganguly Pune Warriors price bid was $4000. Has that been a good investment? Can Sourav Ganguly help Pune Warriors win?

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Guest Author: Nansub04 Aug 2012

Yuvraj Singh although in paitethc form currently, is regarded as one of the best world-class match-winners of world-cricket.On his day, he can smash any opponent,no matter how the strong the opponent be.Who can forget his 6 sixes in an over?He,if determined to do something can smash anyone single handedly.If Yuvi gets going,nothing can stop him & so he's a good buy.All the best,Pune Warriors & Yuvraj!

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