Sourav Ganguly, BCCI president believes that he still can score runs in Tests if he trains for three months. Ganguly made his last international appearance in a Test match against Australia in Nagpur.
In an interview with Bengali newspaper, Sangbad Pratidin, Sourav said, “If I was given two more series in ODIs, I would’ve scored more runs. If I hadn’t retired in Nagpur, I would’ve scored runs in the next two Test series too. In fact, even now give me six months to train, let me play three Ranji games. I’ll score runs for India in Test cricket. I don’t even need six months, give me three, I will score runs.”
“You might not give me an opportunity to play but how will you break the belief inside me?” asked the former India captain.
Left-hand batsman retired after scoring over 7000 runs in the longest format of the game with an average of 42.17. He made 16 centuries and 35 half-centuries.
“It was kind of unbelievable. I was dropped from the ODI side despite being one of the highest scorers of that calendar year. No matter how good your performance is if the stage is taken away from you then what will you prove? And to whom? The same thing happened with me,” Ganguly added.
Ganguly was dropped from the side in 2005 and then came back in 2006 and played for the country till 2008.