The former Indian national team skipper Sourav Ganguly believes that he can score runs in the longer format of the game if he trains for three months and also plays few Ranji matches.
The Prince of Kolkata played his last test match for team India in 2008 and also played his last first-class match in 2011 believes that he is fit enough to play the test matches for the Indian team.
Sourav Ganguly while recollecting the last phase of his career stated in an interview:
“If I was given two more series in ODIs, I would’ve scored more runs. If I hadn’t retired in Nagpur, I would’ve scored runs in the next two Test series too. In fact even now give me six months to train, let me play three Ranji games, I’ll score runs for India in Test cricket. I don’t even need six months, give me three, I will score runs,”
“You might not give me an opportunity to play but how will you break the belief inside me?”
The former Indian skipper asked.
Sourav Ganguly also feels that he was dropped unceremoniously from the One-day International team despite he was among the top performers in the 2007-08 season for the Men in Blues.
In his career he faced the biggest hurdle when Gregg Chappell announces as the coach of the Indian team under his wing, Sourav Ganguly lost his captaincy and also got dropped from the national team, later in 2006, the southpaw made a strong comeback in the South Africa series and scored tons of runs for the team.
After that successful year, in 2007-08 Sourav Ganguly lost his place in the ODI team along with Rahul Dravid and after one year later he announces his retirement from the One day International cricket.
In his career, Sourav Ganguly played more than 100 test matches for the Indian team and scored7212 runs and in a One-day international format, he has played more than 300 games with more than 11000 runs to his name.