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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.
Their parents built a wall to keep them apart; Dona and Sourav found vantage points in their respective homes, from where to gaze at each other, to keep love alight. Love conquered; the wall came down; marriage followed. And now Dona Ganguly, who rarely watches her husband bat, is off to Australia. "A 100th Test is once in a lifetime," she says.
Coming up in the 'Celebrating Sourav' series, video interviews with the likes of VVS Laxman, Harbhajan Singh 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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