Gavaskar urges Ganguly not to quit
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Gavaskar urges Ganguly not to quit

Legendary cricketer egged the former skipper to fight, saying: "... 33 is no age to quit. If I had quit, I would not have scored my 34th hundred".

india Updated: Feb 24, 2006 15:55 IST

Criticising the dropping of Sourav Ganguly from Test team, Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee and legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar on Friday urged the former Indian skipper not to consider quitting the game and fight on to regain his place in the Indianteam.

"Today, Sourav Ganguly is insulted and humiliated, but I want to tell him that he should not quit at this age. He has to play and prove his worth. We are all with him," said Bhattacharjee, who was sharing the dais with Ganguly at a function organised by a local Bengali daily.

Gavaskar, who was also one of the dignitaries on the dais, said "thirty-three is no age to quit. If 33 is the figure to quit, then I would have not gone on to score my 34th hundred".

Ganguly, who was invited as a speaker, refrained from saying anything on his dropping from the Indian team.

First Published: Feb 24, 2006 15:39 IST