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Ganguly captains India for one over

In the absence of captain Dravid and his deputy Tendulkar, Sourav had a short stint at Vadodara.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2007 16:29 IST
Amol Karhadkar
Amol Karhadkar

Sourav Ganguly has to have the most bizarre things happen to him or around him. On Wednesday, there was one more such incident, when Ganguly, the man who was once India's most successful captain, found himself at the helm once more.

Neither skipper Rahul Dravid nor his newly appointed deputy Sachin Tendulkar took the field at the start of the West Indies innings and the charge of leading the Indian team fell on a certain Sourav Ganguly.

It wasn't a long haul — Dravid returned in the seventh over - but very few, if anyone at all, would have seen this eventuality. If that wasn't dramatic enough, the man who was considered a pariah till recently, was in charge yet again in the 12th over when Dravid went off the field till Tendulkar took the field in the 13th over. As commentator Tony Cozier put it, "My God! Who writes his scripts?"

First Published: Jan 31, 2007 16:56 IST