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Celebrating Sourav

If Indian cricket, in 2007, had a storyline, it has to be 'Rise of the Phoenix'. The year clearly belonged to Sourav Ganguly, the one-time inspirational captain whose problems with then coach Greg Chappell and subsequent ouster from the team formed a sorry undercurrent to much of 2006. The year just ending saw him come back with the biggest of bangs, in both forms of the game. And fittingly, 2007 will end on a high for the southpaw who, on December 26 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, will take the park for his 100th Test. Rediff commemorates the occasion.
The off-spinner was on the verge of extinction, after being dismissed from the National Cricket Academy, when Sourav Ganguly spotted in him the ideal weapon to take on Steve Waugh's rampaging Australians. Harbhajan Singh, on the captain who transformed his career. .
Coming up in the 'Celebrating Sourav' series, video interviews with the likes of VVS Laxman and others. Also, Sourav's father and mother share their thoughts on the occasion, with Rediff readers.

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Also read: Ganguly in facts and figures

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