Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is known as the ‘prince’ or a ‘maharaja’ of cricket. But what he went through was nothing close to being royal. Sourav Ganguly apparently had to travel via Kolkata’s non air conditioned ‘yellow taxi’, after his swanky BMW broke down. In fact, he was seen getting down from the cab as well. Sourav Ganguly’s BMW apparently broke down near the Exide intersection, which is located at Rabindra Sadan.
“The BMW broke down on Lee Road near Exide crossing. He hired a yellow taxi and rushed to the meeting,” Ganguly’s driver said.
Ganguly was recently in the news when he got entangled in a gag with co-passengers for a berth when he was travelling in a train. Well, Sourav all we need to say here is that, please stay away from all of it as you are an inspiration and a hero to millions.
Sourav Ganguly, the southpaw and former cricket captain took India to the finals of the 2003 Cricket World Cup and also led team India to victory at the Natwest in 2002 apart from being joint ICC Champion winners with Sri Lanka.
In between all of this, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday awarded three Test matches of the November-December home series against Sri Lanka to Kolkata, Nagpur and Delhi while the newly-constructed stadium in Barasapara, Guwahati was awarded a marquee T20 International against Australia in October.
Ganguly was apparently travelling to a plush five-star hotel for the meeting when the incident took place and he had to resort to the common man’s transport. Once in a while, it is okay Sourav. You see the English Cricket team is happy travelling in a train to the Oval for their Test match against South Africa.
There are a lot of matches slated to take place this season and hence this meeting was held to consultation the experienced former player. However, the BCCI’s Tours and Fixtures Committee did not announce the dates keeping in mind the logistical difficulties. “Dates of the matches deliberately not frozen today because of the logistics. Local factors such festivals, like Durga Puja being what it is in the whole of eastern India and not only West Bengal and other public holidays. The logistics of distances,” acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary told media persons on Tuesday.