Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly had a very unpleasant experience while travelling in a train after 16 years. Ganguly got into a brawl with a fellow passenger while travelling to Balurghat in West Bengal. As reported by Zee News, while travelling on Padatik Express train, Ganguly found that another passenger has occupied his seat in AC first-class. Further an arugment started between both the parties as the passenger did not agree to move despite Ganguly trying to resolve the issue. Meanwhile, RPF personnel had to rush to the spot and Ganguly the time he moved out of the train, crowd had gathered at the spot.
As per the report, Ganguly had to change his berth from AC first-class to an AC 2-tier seat. Despite such unpleasant experience, Ganguly continued his journey and unveiled his 8-feet tall bronze statue at the Bikash Maidan in Balurghat with full energy. Crowd had come in huge number to cheer their beloved Dada.The sculpture is made by Sushant Pal.
Ganguly also tweeted couple of pictures from the venue with one of them including him standing with his statue.
The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) picked Ravi Shastri as the new India head coach, but former india cricketer Sandeep Patil reckons that they are not the right people to pick the coach as neither Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly nor VVS Laxman have coaching experience.
In his interview to mid-day, Patil said, the ideal one to pick India's next coach. "I wouldn't even call it warped. I'd say it's all wrong," Patil told mid-day on Tuesday. "Sachin, Sourav and Laxman are absolute legends as players and have done great things for the country, but none of them have coached a team. Do coaches pick umpires and vice-versa?”
Patil also went on to say that he felt that it was strange that the new head coach was not announced on Monday, when the CAC met. "It's like passing the buck, and a bit like saying, 'Look we have identified the next coach and now it's up to you.' Is this all done to play safe because of the Lodha Panel recommendations?”, questioned Patil.