A new life, a new begining: Ganguly

Published: Thursday, December 25, 2008, 11:47 [IST]
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Life begins now, says Ganguly

Kolkata: Sourav Ganguly, who retired from Test cricket last month, and subsequently called time on his first-class career last week after the Ranji Trophy match against Goa, has said he was looking forward to beginning a new life after cricket.

Ganguly played 113 Tests and 311 ODIs, and scored in excess of 18000 runs in international cricket and in excess of 30000 runs on the domestic scene.

In perhaps his first interview post retiring from all forms of the game, Ganguly was quoted as saying,"My life will begin now. I don't miss cricket anymore. There are lots of things to do in life. I come from a business family and probably I may take up business."

The former captain also said he would now give something back to the game and teach kids of Kolkata whatever he had learnt in his long career.

"I want to set up things in Kolkata which is a special place for me. I want to help kids of Kolkata learn the game," he said.

"Cricket has made me grow as a person. I come from a well to do family and I would not have been the same person had I not been a cricketer. The sport has not only given me fame it has also taught me how hard life is."


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