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Ganguly's fans perform yajna at Kalighat

Divine help to back Ganguly, as fans perform ?yajna? for his success.
PTI | By PTI, Kolkota
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2005 04:00 PM IST

 Seeking divine intervention to help Sourav Ganguly regain his pride of place in the Indian team, cricket fans today held a 'yajna' at the famous Kalighat temple in south Kolkata.

The hour-long 'yajna' was performed by Abhijit, a die-hard admirer of Ganguly at the 'Bagola ghat' in the backyard of the temple in the presence of other fans and onlookers. The fans prayed for divine blessings for the left-hander so that he could regain his form and captaincy. They also resented Ganguly's non-inclusion in the Asian team for the one-day matches against an African side.

"After Sachin Tendulkar, he (Ganguly) is the only Indian player to have scored nearly 10,000 runs in one-day matches. Then, how can he be kept outside the squad?" the fans asked.

Ganguly, whose six-match ban was reduced to four by ICC-appointed arbitrator Justice Albie Sachs, has joined the team for the ongoing tri-series in Sri Lanka and may make a comeback in the next match against the hosts.

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