Kolkata, Feb 7: Contrary to media reports of legendary Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly calling it a day from all forms of cricket, the Bengal batsman has said that given a chance he would love to play in the IPL. He had remained unsold in the IPL4 auctions.
Sourav who led India to the finals in the 2003 ICC cricket World Cup is India's most successful Test captain. He has led India to an Indian record of 21 victories in Test cricket.
Dada, as he is fondly called is attributed to having instilled the fight-till-I-die attitude among the Indian cricketers. He retired from international cricket in 2008 and continued to play for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.
In the auctions for IPL 4, Sourav was dumped by the Shah Rukh Khan owned IPL franchisee Kolkata Knight Riders and was not picked by any other franchisees. There were talks of him joining the Kochi IPL team which was later thwarted by opposition from other IPL franchisees.
In terms of total runs scored in ODIs, among Indians Ganguly is next only to Sachin Tendulkar and the fourth in the world. He played in more than a 100 Test matches for India and had made two remarkable centuries in his first two matches as a Test player.