Wednesday 20 October 2021
- Advertisement -
HomeSportsGanguly wanted me for the 2002 England tour, but I said no:...

Ganguly wanted me for the 2002 England tour, but I said no: J Srinath

The former Indian medium pacer today revealed he had received a call from captain Sourav Ganguly who asked him to be part of the squad

|

Former India fast bowler Javagal Srinath looked back on his short sabbatical from the Indian team during the final leg of his career, saying he was upset with how the selectors had imposed a forced break on him. Srinath, who retired after the 2003 World Cup, revealed how the BCCI wanted him to take a break after India’s of West Indies in 2002, which resulted in the fast bowler missing the tour of England.

“I think before the World Cup, we had toured West Indies Without my knowledge, the selectors told me I had to take a break,” Srinath said. “Generally, we used to have a talk and then I used to volunteer saying ‘look I need a break’. But this they just said ‘we’re giving you a break’ and that didn’t go well with me. Obviously, I was a little upset. I didn’t want my career to be played in the hands of anybody.”

Shortly after the West Indies tour, India toured for a four-Test series without Srinath, who went to play County cricket. The former Indian medium pacer today revealed he had received a call from captain Sourav Ganguly who asked him to be part of the squad, but an upset Srinath turned down his former skipper’s request. But things worked out for the best and Srinath returned in to New Zealand and then South Africa for the 2003 World Cup, where he picked up 16 wickets from 11 matches.

Also read: Tendulkar threatened to end Ganguly’s career during his captaincy?

“I missed the tour. Of course, Ganguly called me and said ‘look, you better be part of England tour’. I was upset and told him ‘No, I wouldn’t be.’ Now when I think of it, I should have played for India than playing County. Later when things cooled down, I decided to come back. I wanted to play the World Cup. Every World Cup is like a generation,” Srinath said.

Also read: BCCI nominates Rohit Sharma for Khel Ratna honour

“My strength in India was diminishing and there were hungry fast bowlers. So, I did not want to block their way. I was happy. I did not regret anything. It’s always good to walk out with your dignity.”

Sirf News needs to recruit journalists in large numbers to increase the volume of its reports and articles to at least 100 a day, which will make us mainstream, which is necessary to challenge the anti-India discourse by established media houses. Besides there are monthly liabilities like the subscription fees of news agencies, the cost of a dedicated server, office maintenance, marketing expenses, etc. Donation is our only source of income. Please serve the cause of the nation by donating generously.

Sourav Mishra
Country Head at Panda Security, past life regression therapist

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisment -

Now

Columns

[prisna-google-website-translator]