November 13, 2010

Ganguly makes another debut

If you saw Sourav Ganguly walking out onto the pitch of the Salt Lake Stadium, you would be forgiven for thinking he had turned up at the wrong ground in Kolkata

If you saw Sourav Ganguly walking out onto the pitch of the Salt Lake Stadium, you would be forgiven for thinking he had turned up at the wrong ground in Kolkata. But the former Indian cricket team captain did in fact play his first professional football match on Friday for Mohammedan Sporting Club against East Bengal in the Mohammedan Sporting Platinum Jubilee Cup. According to the Telegraph, he proved that he was no novice in the sport and created several chances for his strike partner. The crowd was expectedly overjoyed when Ganguly nearly scored with a side volley from just outside the penalty area. Ganguly lasted 60 minutes before being substituted in his side’s 0-1 loss, proving he’s got the fitness levels to play the sport. Now what if Mohammedan has a game that clashes with one of Kolkata Knight Rider’s? Ganguly might want to consider the fact that he has never received so much praise for not scoring.

Dustin Silgardo is a former sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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