John Buchanan: Saurav Ganguly not up to Twenty20 speed

In a free ranging interview to the Courier Mail, John Buchanan the sacked coach of the Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders reflects on the Saurav Ganguly episode where he came out second best. 
"(Sourav) Ganguly was the icon player and the captain of the outfit (Kolkata Knight Riders) and I (John Buchanan) told him I didn't believe he was up to the pace of the game (IPL Twenty20). We got to the last over in nine games and lost them, getting to the last ball five times and losing," 

Looking at the facts there is merit in his argument. Saurav Ganguly certainly dragged the scoring rate down and explicitly proved that he is unsuitable for the Twenty20 game. 

However, it is unlikely that these facts will sway Dada’s fans.One thing is certain Kolkata will witness the burning of some more John Buchanan effigies. 


Blogger straight point said...

sometimes i wonder if these aussies have 'direct' interest in effigy business... ;-)

12/08/2009, 13:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok so now Ganguly is going to be one of the best batsman of the next IPL season, it usually works like that no?

12/08/2009, 14:11  
Anonymous Philip said...

i never had any great hopes either from the fans of Sourav or from Bhuka nan.

Both morons of the highest order.

12/08/2009, 14:26  
Blogger Christopher Poshin David said...

i seriously think that John needs to be in a Asylum. Saurav did drag the run rate down but you dont expect the captain to score at 9 runs per over when the score is 21 for 3 in just 2 overs.

And what about the super over against the RR?? Shouldn't Saurav batted it instead of McCullum.....??

12/08/2009, 15:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let him speak whatever he wants to speak. Who is going to listen to him. Anyway he got the treatment he deserved...

12/08/2009, 18:58  
Blogger Ottayan said...


Does he own any effigy manufacturing company?

12/08/2009, 19:50  
Blogger Ottayan said...


If you are Ganguly fan then maybe it will.

12/08/2009, 19:51  
Blogger Ottayan said...


I see you have tacitly left the fans out.:)

12/08/2009, 19:54  
Blogger LVISS said...


13/08/2009, 07:31  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Yes,particularly when he makes sense, BTW,he does make sense in this instance.:)

13/08/2009, 07:56  

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