Ganguly decided to quit two weeks back

Updated: 11 October 2008 18:10 IST

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday disclosed that he had decided to hang his boots after he was overlooked for the Irani Trophy.

Ganguly decided to quit two weeks back

New Delhi:

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday disclosed that he had decided to hang his boots after he was overlooked for the Irani Trophy.

Ganguly, who announced his retirement on Tuesday, said he was very disappointed that he wasn't picked for the Irani trophy squad despite performing well in the last two years.

"I took the decision to retire two weeks ago when I was dropped from Irani Trophy squad," Sourav Ganguly said.

"I was very disappointed that despite performing well for the last two years, and yet not included in the squad," The left-hander said.

Ganguly was a surprise inclusion for the first two Tests having not been considered for the five-day domestic Irani Cup tie last month, regarded by many as a trial match for the series.

Ganguly, 36, was India's most successful Test captain with 21 wins in 49 matches before he was sacked in 2005 following a public spat with then coach Greg Chappell.

The left-hander, who made his Test debut in 1996, has scored 6,888 runs in 109 Tests at an average of 41.74 with 15 centuries.

Ganguly finished his one-day career with 11,363 runs in 311 matches, one of only seven batsmen to reach the 10,000-run mark in limited-overs cricket.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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