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Ganguly may change shirt number

February 18, 2003 20:58 IST

Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly said he is yet to decide whether he would don shirt number 99 throughout the World Cup or switch over to number 24 in the remaining matches.

"I'm yet to decide whether to continue wearing number 99. I have another choice -- number 24. Let's see..." Ganguly said in an interactive column with readers of the Bengali daily Ananda Bazar Patrika on Tuesday.

Ganguly said he had decided on 99 after he was made skipper and an astrologer suggested that the number would bring good luck to his side.

"I was told that my team would win finals of major tournaments. Then I opted for it," he said.

Ganguly had played the 1999 World Cup in England wearing shirt number one.

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Mr Ganguly, 99 on the shirt will not reach u final, if 99 is with ur bat it may ........

Posted by Ravikanth


Ask him to change his attitude towards his teammates. He is no good captain. Whatever success we have got under him has definitely not because ...

Posted by Vinod

Sub: Play properly....rather than than pray properly!!

Ganguly, may be you should get your bat to the ball with confidence rather than going after atrologers and numbers!

Posted by Karthik

Sub: dada , be realistic

Dada, such comments from a captains mouth doesn't show much faith in his own skills.... so please stop all these stupid comments.. let ur bat ...

Posted by Rahul

Sub: shirts!!!!!!!

man! ain't this crazy? a captain, whose team is doing so bad, is thinking of the number that he is going to sport. c'mon sourav ...

Posted by kalyan


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