अब गांगुली की बारी / now its ganguly's turn...

shared by Kinka on Monday, December 08, 2008

हाल में ही ऑस्ट्रेलिया के स्पिन गेंदवाज शेन वॉर्न की "शेन वॉर्न' सेंचुरी" पुस्तक प्रकाशित हुई है, जिसमें दुनिया भर के लगभग सौ क्रिकेटरों के बारे में अच्छा लिखा और सराहा गया है परंतु पूर्व भारतीय कप्तान सौरभ गांगुली को निशाने पर रखा है

उनहें अपने पूरे क्रिकेट करियर में गांगुली तो विलक्षण कप्तान लगे, ही उनहें उनकी बल्लेबाजी में दम नज़र आया। उन्होंने गांगुली को पुस्तक में सिर्फ़ एक कमजोर कड़ी के रूप में जगह दी है।

शेन वॉर्न एक महान खिलाड़ी रहे हैं वे अपनी करिश्माई गेंदवाजी की बदोलत क्रिकेट जगत में पनी प्रतिभा का लोहा मनवाते रहे हैं क्रिकेट में पारंगत इस मंझे हुए खिलाड़ी को गांगुली जैसे भारत के सबसे सफल कप्तान और सफल खिलाड़ी पर उंगली उठाने से पहले एक बार अवश्य ही विचार करना चाहिए था कि जो वो लिख रहे हैं क्या वाकई वो वही है?

शेन वॉर्न ने अपनी पुस्तक में गांगुली की आलोचना करने का एक नाया तरीका इख्तियार किया है। उन्होंने एक तरफ तो कहा है कि गांगुली विलक्षण कप्तान नहीं थे और दूसरी ओर ये भी लिख डाला कि "गांगुली यदि सफल कप्तान रहे भी हैं तो वो सिर्फ़ इस लिए क्योंकि सौभाग्य से उनके पास सचिन, द्रविड़, लक्ष्मण, कुंबले जैसे महान खिलाड़ी थे…"

वाह शेन वाह वो सभी कप्तान जो सफल हुए हैं क्या अपने बलबूते पर ही सफल हुए हैं?

अब आपके
स्टीव वॉ को ही ले लें, यदि वो सफल कप्तान थे तो उनके पास भी तो हेडन, पोंटिंग, मैक ग्रा, शेन वॉर्न, और ब्रेट ली जैसे खिलाड़ी थे। यदि ये सभी खिलाड़ी उस समय नहीं होते तो क्या आस्ट्रलिया शीर्ष पर होता? क्या तब भी स्टीव उतने ही कामयाब होते?

मुझे तो यह भारतीयों के शानदार होते जा रहे प्रदर्शन और उनकी टीम को भारतीयों द्वारा दी जा रही चुनौती से पनपी बोखलाहट में गांगुली के योगदान को बौना दिखाने का असफल प्रयास नजर आता है।

आपका क्या विचार है?


(English readers please...)


now its ganguly's turn...
recently australian spin legend shane warne's book "shane warne's century" was released...in which he has profiled 100 players of every test playing nation and written some good and candid comment about them...but it seems he has written off ganguly completely...

according to him throughout his career he found ganguly neither a good batsman nor a great captain...infact he has given space to ganguly in his book as an afterthought...

shane warne is legend...and has proven his ability through his magical and mesmerising spin bowling...but he should have given it a careful thought before pointing finger on ganguly that whether the criticism is right?

shane warne's argument that even if ganguly was successful bcoz he was lucky to have champion players like sachin, dravid, lakshman, kumble...is 'unique' in itself...

brilliant shane...do you mean to say that all captain who has been successful were/are successful coz of their own efforts only?

now if we take the example of your own captain steve waugh...he was successful captain, as many believe, then even he had great players like hayden, ponting, macgrath, including yourself...if not for the assembly of so many great players in one team then waugh would have been as successful? oz still would have been world champion?

i think india's consistent team performance and our equally consistent challenge to your team has frustrated you to come up with this unsuccessful attempt to dismiss ganguly's contribution as player and most importantly as captain...

what do you think?

20 comments:

Straight Point said...

though i am not sure shane rate waugh highly but your point about captaincy is well taken...

whether shane accepts it or not...ganguly's captaincy and how he transformed us to one aggressive unit is well documented...

Sam said...

We dont hv to rely on Warney s wisdom to rate Dada!! for us he s the BEST!!

Naked Cricket said...

no guesses what dada say abt warne in his book

Kinka said...

Thanks.
Exactly PAN, shane's comments can't change the history.

Kinka said...

Agree with you, SAM

Kinka said...

yes NC, lets wait...

Straight Point said...

infact he will have to say a lot about his oz buddies...NC...

i can already see that is going to be one hell of a book...

Soulberry said...

किंकाजी, औसतरलियाई खिलाड़ियों का दादा के प्रति दुर्भावना विख्यात है | इस मानसिकता का प्रथम कारण यह हो सकता है कि सौरव गांगुली ऐसे पहले खिलाड़ी हैं जिन्होने ना सिर्फ़ कंगारुओं के मानसिक इंद्रजाल का भेद खोल डाला, परंतु, उन्होने उनको खेल के मैदान में मुह-तोड़ जवाब भी दिया | ऐसा दोहरा मात शायद किसी और खिलाड़ी ने उन्हे पहले कभी दिया |

ऐसी बातें कभि-कभि कब्र तक अहसास में खलती रहती हैं |

scorpicity said...

All of this doesn't matter... the fact that should matter for us is that Ganguly pissed them off every time and got us going. LOL

A Bisht said...

I agree with SP, Ganguly's acumen is a well documented fact.

Now if one comes on to criticize something, he can find one thing or the other.

We can also ask Warne, if he sees so much virtue in him, to point fault at others; how come he never got Australia's captaincy. Not being in good terms is one thing; but spitting venom all the time is another.

i think, it's his complex, that compels him target Ganguly all the time; which may be arising out of the pain, he suffered for not getting the skipper cap. Whatever be the reasons.

Kinka said...

सही अंदाज लगाया सोल्बेरी जी.

Kinka said...

dear Scorpicity, to me also Ganguli's performance against Oz may be one of the causes of shane's ''frustration''....

Bookie said...

SHANE WARNES' CRICKET CENTURY
published by Random House
INR.725
pp 317

Out now in all bookstores in India
A great holiday gift for your cricket fan.

Straight Point said...

बहत दिनों बाद आपकी टिपण्णी देख कर बहुत अच्छा लगा सौल्बेर्री...

आपने बिल्कल सही कहा...यह अहसास सभी आस्ट्रेलियाई अपनी कब्र तक साथ लेकर जायेंगे...इस तरह का घाव उनहें शायद ही कोई दे पाया हो...

Straight Point said...

LOL scorpy... :)

Straight Point said...

AB...very well said...

the only thing which is still hurting shane is the captaincy...and the frustration is definitely showing up...

Kinka said...

Dear AB,
Totally agree with you.
Warn 'played' much out side than the cricket ground. From his statement it shows, he don't know how to respect the others or high profile guys...that is why he tried to fire on ganguli, falsly.....

Wasim said...

Who cares what Warne says its not set in stone. That list is completely bogus.

Straight Point said...

yes wasim filled with prejudices...

Kinka said...

thanks wasim bhai,
good point.

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