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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.
Australia may have warned India of a hostile series Down Under but former Australian captain Steve Waugh is full of praises for Sourav Ganguly. To much surprise Waugh a long time adversary of Ganguly has turned full circle and admitted that he has great respect for the former India captain.

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