About the Book
Sourav Ganguly is a difficult icon. He is undoubtedly one of India's most successful captains: a captain who moulded a new team when India was at its lowest ebb, reeling from the betting scandal. There can be no argument about his cricketing genius: right from the time he scored a debut century at Lord's. But the world of cricketing fans is divided into those who adore him fiercely or despise him greatly.In this account of one of India's greatest cricketers, shot through with intimate details, Saptarshi Sarkar tackles controversies around the legendary cricketer head on. Racy and fast-paced, Sourav Ganguly: Player, Fighter, Mentor investigates the big events in Dada's interesting career. It probes the symbiotic relationship between the man and the cricketer.What was Ganguly thinking before a match? Why did he demand that the grass be trimmed just before start of play at the Nagpur pitch? What was the Indian dressing room like? What was that Greg Chappell chapter all about? An unflinching biography of a man who never shied away from controversies, this is as much a ready reckoner for Sourav Ganguly fans as it is an examination of a crucial era in Indian cricket.
About the Author
Saptarshi Sarkar is the co-founder and editor of the website and fan engagement platform on Sourav called welovesourav.com, the first-of-its-kind website started in 2005. Saptarshi has been a panelist on cricket talk shows with well-known cricketers and is a blogger on the Knight Riders' official website. He also contributed to India Today's special regional issue on Sourav Ganguly in 2007.Hailing from the same city as Sourav -Kolkata-Saptarshi is a digital marketing expert with Infosys and currently lives in Bangalore.