Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly recalls the most challenging time of his career. ( source: @SGanguly99 twitter handle)

Former Indian captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said that if he gets three months and three Ranji games he can score runs for India in test matches. Ganguly last played for India 12 years ago that is in 2008, and the last first-class game he played was in 2011.

Give me six months and three Ranji games, I will score runs for India in test matches, says Ganguly

In an interview with Bengali newspaper Sangbad Pratidin he said, “If I was given two more series in ODIs, I would’ve scored more runs. If I hadn’t retired in Nagpur, I would’ve scored runs in the next two Test series too. Even now give me six months to train, let me play three Ranji games, I’ll score runs for India in Test cricket. I don’t even need six months, give me three, I will score runs.”

Ganguly also spoke about the most difficult time in his life

When the former Indian skipper was asked, “You might not allow me to play but how will you break the belief inside me?” On which he replied, “It was kind of unbelievable. I was dropped from the ODI side despite being one of the highest scorers of that calendar year. No matter how good your performance is if the stage is taken away from you then what will you prove? And to whom? The same thing happened to me.”

He added, “If I was given two more series in ODIs, I would’ve scored more runs. If I hadn’t retired in Nagpur (November 2008), I would’ve scored runs in the next two Test series too. Even now give me six months to train, let me play three Ranji games, I’ll score runs for India in Test cricket. I don’t even need six months, give me three, I will score runs,”