ICC Champions Trophy Flashback: Watch one of the finest knocks of Ganguly in the Champions Trophy in Kenya.
In 2000,Indian cricket was in turmoil after the BCCI imposed a life ban on then captain Mohd. Azharuddin,after he had admitted to fixing three ODI matches. (The BCCI later lifted the ban on Azharuddin in 2006)
Handed over the captaincy,Ganguly injected a fresh lease of life into the team,and led from the front with some convincing performances with the bat.
The elegant southpaw was no different in the Champions Trophy,his first major assignment as captain,and took South Africa on with a scintillating century. Ganguly played some delightful strokes on the off-side,and operated with the precision of a surgeon and calculation of a mathematician.
In a single day he can provoke exasperation,infuriation,and congratulations Sourav Ganguly is a mixture of dashing cricketer,disdainful aristocrat,protesting youth,charming socialiser,astute leader and fierce competitor as once described by Peter Roebuck.