WTF – ‘Ganguly: The Movie’ trailer
The cricketer is still whining about his departure from the team.
Sourav Ganguly maybe a great cricketer, but he is loosing respect and dignity by the day. At least for me.
Ganguly’s departure from the Indian team eons ago created ripples throughout the country, particularly in Kolkota, his birth place. He was ousted by what seemed like a meticulously planned series of events by former coach Greg Chappell, who clashed with the Ganguly on a number of occasions, resulting in poor performance during the 2007 World Cup where India was eliminated in the first round itself. This happened a good number of years ago, and one would expect a player of Ganguly’s stature to push the past aside and focus on what’s to come next.
Instead, the former Indian captain has kept on constantly harping about his “unfair” removal from the team. He first did a Pepsi advert, in which he tried to shameless gain public sympathy by encouraging audiences to keep cheering “his team” despite what happened. His punch line was, “apni dada ke baat sunenge na?” He appeared on a number of interviews proclaiming a flashy comeback by ‘speaking with his bat’, but those performances never came by.
Now, failing all that, Ganguly ‘dada’ is trying one more hand to harp about his sad story. ‘Ganguly: The Movie’ is his latest, shameless attempt to plug his one-sided part of the story to the country. The most pathetic part about the movie is that Ganguly is playing himself, as the “hero”, the “man who needs no introduction”, with heavy, almost comical, comparison between him and a Bengal tiger. This has to be the most disgraceful moment in the history of Indian cricket.