John Wright on Sourav Ganguly: We challenged each other

Updated: 31 October 2012 11:59 IST

Iconic cricketer Sourav Ganguly's television commentary reminds former India coach John Wright of eclectic tennis superstar John McEnroe, now a popular figure with the mic.

Kolkata:

Iconic cricketer Sourav Ganguly's television commentary reminds former India coach John Wright of eclectic tennis superstar John McEnroe, now a popular figure with the mic.

In the city for a promotional programme, the New Zealander hailed Ganguly's decision to call it quits from all levels of the game and said it might be for his successful stint in the commentary box.

"He is 40 and is doing a good job as a commentator. His direct, to the point comments reminds me of John McEnroe. I'm interested to see more of him. He is doing really well," Wright said.

Remembering his association with Ganguly, a stint that saw the rise of Indian cricket, Wright said, "It's always worthwhile to come back to Kolkata."

"That was a fantastic time (in Indian cricket). We challenged each other. We had endless debates, there were times when we agreed and disagreed. We all were passionate about working together.

"In Sachin (Tendulkar), (Rahul) Dravid, (Javagal) Srinath, (Anil) Kumble, VVS (Laxman), (Harbhajan) Singh, we had a group of players who had the desire to become world-class cricketers." the former India coach said about the chemistry he shared with Ganguly.

Topics : Cricket John Wright Sourav Ganguly
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