Regardless of whether the restriction group place 9 players on the offside, Sourav Ganguly will at present figure out how to discover holes and hit the ball for a limit. Such was the splendor of previous India chief Sourav Ganguly whose class saw him become one of the best opening batsmen in the mid 2000s. Equipped for hitting the ball both through the ground and noticeable all around, Ganguly earned was generally regarded for his order on the offside that even observed Rahul Dravid call him ‘close to God’ with regards to playing shots in that district of the field.
From scoring a century at Lord’s on his presentation in 1996 to resigning with a ton against Australia in 2008, Ganguly had a productive profession in the national hues that additionally observed him find ostensibly the best age of ability in the Indian cricketing range.While it’s his captaincy that made him a world-well known cricketer, Ganguly’s offside shots were what disturbed the contrary groups the most. Be it square-cuts, square-drives or spread drives, Dada for all intents and purposes had total order over shots in this half of the field.
Regardless of whether it was Shoaib Akhtar running at him with a conveyance of 150 kmph or a misleading spinner like Muttiah Muralitharan, Ganguly would submit on his front foot, twist his back a little and guide the ball through the group of defenders on the off-side to put the ball behind the limit rope with supreme flawlessness.His capacity to play the ball late gave him additional time than expected to pay cut shots. The ‘additional one second’ that Ganguly had seen him ideal his shots on the offside. In times where Ganguly would think that its difficult to get that additional second, he would stroll down the pitch easily and dispatch the ball over the long-off or long-on district.
Bowling greats of his age like Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Shaun Pollock, Allan Donald, Jason Gillespie and numerous others neglected to forestall Ganguly from releasing those delicious offside strokes.Pollock once conceded being in stunningness of Ganguly’s feeling of timing. Dada wasn’t among the most remarkable players on the cricket field however his planning made him understood even the greatest of limits easily.