Abhijit Sarkar, the director of Pune Warriors has been quoted as saying, “We were waiting for Ashish Nehra"s fitness report and ultimately the report came yesterday. I was already in talks with Ganguly and we decided that the amount of experience that Sourav has in cricket will no doubt help the team. So we finalised Ganguly last night."
Sourav, who was left unsold in the players auction for the 2011 edition of Indian Premier League, will now most probably be a part of the Pune Warriors unit for their May 4 tie against the formidable Mumbai Indians.
His inclusion is expected to give a much needed fillip to the side that has lost six matches on the trot and are in a real danger of missing the playoffs. The news is also expected to bring in more fans to the side and most of them are likely to be from the eastern part of Indian in general and West Bengal in particular where the former Indian captain is nothing sort of a demi-god.
Earlier, Kochi Tuskers, yet another newcomer in the Indian Premier League were in talks with the stylish southpaw but couldn't sign him due to rules of the tournament.