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New book on Ganguly recounts his career, controversies

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Kolkata, April 28: A book recounting former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly's incident-filled cricket career has been unveiled here.

Penned by a digital marketing expert with an IT company, Satptarshi Sarkar - a die-hard fan of the "Prince of Kolkata" - the book "Sourav Ganguly: Cricket, Captaincy and Controversy" alyses various facets of Ganguly's life as a cricketer and as captain of the Indian team.

"It probes the symbiotic relationship between the man and the cricketer. I used to run a website called where there would be interesting stories about 'Dada' (as Ganguly is affectiotely called) and the people reading them would tell me to write a book, now I think I have enough material to compile one and so I did," said Sarkar, hailing from the city where the left-hand batsman grew up playing the game.

The book deals with many controversies involving the southpaw, highlighted by the infamous fall-out with former India coach Greg Chappell.

Among the dignitaries present at Monday's launch were Ganguly's childhood coach Ashok Mustafi from Dhukhiram coaching centre, former cricketer turned author Raju Mukherjee and ex-Bengal cricketer Gopal Basu.

However, Ganguly was not present due to his busy schedule. IANS

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