His home ground has never been kind to him. In Tests, Sourav Ganguly's highest score at the Eden Gardens is 65, while in the ODIs, he is yet to get a half-century here. The comeback man wants to turn the tide.
''It would be great if I can get a big score this time. It's my dream to score a hundred here,'' Ganguly told reporters on his arrival to the city from Mumbai.
''I know my record at my home ground is not very good. I will try my level best to change things. Hopefully, I will get one against Sri Lanka on Thursday,'' the Bengal left-hander said.
''More importantly I will love to see India winning the match. We have played well against the West Indies and are confident of winning the series this time also,'' he added.
Losing to Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy final did hurt him. But he tries to find solace from the positives.
''Never before I have played in a Bengal side with so many players having the potential to make it big. Manoj Tewari is there, so are Abhishek Jhunjhunwala and Randeb Bose.''
Ganguly was allowed a day's rest by the team management and did not turn up for Tuesday's net session. He will practise on the match eve.
Last time when India played at the Eden Gardens, against South Africa in November 2005, Ganguly was not in the team. The mood of the stadium was hostile. Happy days are here again, and the son of the soil doesn't want to look back.