Ganguly disappointed with exclusion from ODI squad

New Delhi, Feb 12 (UNI) In a potentially explosive statement, former Team India skipper Sourav Ganguly today said he was dropped from the one-day team for reasons other than cricket.

''I am disappointed at not being a part of the one-day team because of my performance last year and my over-all record as a one-day player,'' Ganguly told CNN-IBN.''I know I have not been dropped because of my performance.'' ''It is disappointing because I have been in great form last year,'' he added.''Probably the most runs in the world last year, if you take both forms of the game. But that is the way it is.

''Sachin is playing one-day cricket while the rest of us are not.'' Ganguly was speaking for the first time after being dropped from the Indian team for the Commonwealth Bank tri-series currently underway in Australia.

When asked about his chances of making a comeback to the one-day side he said, ''we will have to wait and see what the selectors think of the future. There are a lot of Test cricket ahead this year.

Probably there are more Tests than one-day cricket.'' Expressing his faith and respect for Chief Selector Dilip Vengsarkar, the 35-year-old southpaw said, ''he got me back into the team. And also Zaheer Khan back into the team. And the performances we have shown, I am sure with him around things will happen.'' When quizzed on the inconsistent form of Yuvraj Singh, Sourav said he was sure of Yuvi's return to form and wished him well.


Story first published: Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 21:07 [IST]
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