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I want to play an important role in KKR's win: Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said he had no objection to Brendon McCullum replacing him as the Kolkata Knight Riders captain and his only aim was to play an important role in the side's win.

cricket Updated: Apr 18, 2009 14:26 IST

Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said he had no objection to Brendon McCullum replacing him as the Kolkata Knight Riders captain and his only aim was to play an important role in the side's win.

"It was a team decision and I am with it," he told a television channel in Cape Town.

The former Indian and KKR captain, when told that he had been described as "the best captain in the World" by his team owner Shah Rukh Khan, Ganguly said if it was so he was "thankful for the compliment" and added he just wanted to play an important role in the team's win in the IPL II.

"McCullum is a dashing and dynamic player. He will be a good captain. I wish him all the luck. My sole aim is to score runs and play an important role in the team's win. I will try and do well for the team," he said.

Asked about the controversies being his second name, Ganguly smiled and said he had no clue why it was so.

"I don't know why it always happens to me. But being a sportsperson it's (controversy) is a part and parcel of the game and you've got to live with it.

"As far as I am concerned, god has given me many things in life. I have captained India and played for the national team for so long. I have a great life back home. God has been really kind to me," he said.