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Once a Knight, Sourav Ganguly now a Pune Warrior

cricket Updated: May 04, 2011 01:26 IST
Amol Karhadkar
Amol Karhadkar
Hindustan Times
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King of off-side Sourav Ganguly is now also the king of comebacks. For close to 20 years - since his India debut in 1992 - the former Indian skipper has bounced back every time he has been written off.

Three months ago, he went unsold during the auction for the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL), with none of the teams, including the Kolkata Knight Riders who he captained for three editions, showing any interest in him. But Tuesday changed it all.

He returned to IPL as a Pune Warrior, replacing injured Ashish Nehra. Sahara Pune Warriors, who debuted with Kochi Tuskers this season, are struggling, having lost six matches in a row.

Saying Ganguly, who joined the squad after flying in from Kolkata, will not play the crunch game against Mumbai Indians on Wednesday, skipper Yuvraj Singh hoped his former captain's "experience" would come handy.

Sahara India Group's director of communication Abhijit Sarkar did say Ganguly had a "point to prove" and if he does that, Warriors will be back in business.