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I was completely misunderstood, feels 'Dada'

New Delhi, Nov 11 (UNI) Sourav Ganguly may have been India's most successful captain but feels that he was completely 'misunderstood'.

Ganguly quit the international cricket yesterday with a highly impressive record behind him that puts him among the elite batsmen, who averaged 40 plus in both Tests and one-dayers.

''Of course, I was. I have been completely misunderstood.

My role on the field was taken of as the same credit as off the field. Whereas, off-the field I am a completely different person,'' Ganguly said.

The 'Prince of Kolkata' defended everything he did on field by saying the sole purpose of his actions was to make India a top cricketing force in world cricket, in which he believes he succeeded.

''For me getting Indian cricket on the world map was the most important thing. I felt it was my responsibility to do it and I could see a team with me who could do it,'' Ganguly told NDTV.

''So, I had to do everything which would make India a proud cricketing nation and that's what happened,'' he added.


Story first published: Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 12:35 [IST]
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