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'Retirement, a misunderstanding'

cricket Updated: Feb 09, 2011 00:42 IST
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A day after speculation about his retirement from all forms of cricket did the rounds, former India captain Sourav Ganguly today said it was a classic case of misunderstanding and he was "shocked and disappointed" to see how his comments were misinterpreted by the media.

Reiterating that he has not called it quits from domestic cricket, Ganguly said the media blew his remarks out of proportion. "It was completely misunderstood. It was in a sequence of questions I had said that I would not play domestic cricket if don't play in the IPL. It was said in a different perspective completely," said a peeved Ganguly.

"I had never said in the interview that I was retiring from all forms of cricket and there was no question of backtracking. I don't understand how they (media) came to such a conclusion," he said.

"There was no controversy at all. After learning that something was misunderstood during the interview, I had sent a rejoinder and said if I don't get to play IPL, I will not be participating in any forms of domestic cricket. But if I do get an opportunity to play IPL, I will play domestic cricket to stay fit," added the left-hander, who was snubbed by all the 10 IPL franchises for the fourth edition on the event.

"It's very disappointing and shocking to know that the way the media interpreted it. It shouldn't have happened."