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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.
In 1996, when Sourav Ganguly was creating electricity on debut at Lord's, there was paradoxically no electricity in the Ganguly home in Behala. Father Chandidas Ganguly speaks of following his son's sensational debut over the phone, and of what it means to have a cricketing superstar as his son.
Coming up in the 'Celebrating Sourav' series, video interviews with the likes of VVS Laxman, Harbhajan Singh and others. Also, Sourav's mother shares her thoughts on the occasion, with Rediff readers. Watch for it.

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Also read: Ganguly in facts and figures

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