Ganguly Is Back : Pune Warriors Wins the Hunt


In a move that could lift the dangling fortunes of Pune Warriors, Sourav Ganguly is all set to make the famous IPL comeback his fans have been demanding. Pune Warriors have confirmed they have roped in Dada as a replacement for the injured Ashish Nehra. The ‘Bengal Tiger’ could in action as early as tomorrow and against Sachin Tendulkar’s Mumbai Indians.


This is one move that has come as the biggest surprise of IPL-4. Sourav Chandidas Ganguly will after all have another IPL stint out in the middle. The struggling Pune Warriors have decided to bring Ganguly as a replacement for the injured Ashish Nehra. The decision was confirmed to a leading national news channel by the director of Pune Warriors, Abhijit Sarkar.


Nehra was injured during the semi-final of the 2011 World Cup, which India won against Pakistan and has been out of action ever since. The medical reports confirmed he won't be available for some more time as the healing process wasn't complete yet.

Following that, Pune made a request application to IPL Governing Council to formally pave the way for Ganguly's inclusion. The 'Bengal Tiger'is now expected to join the Pune Warriors later tonight for their next game against Mumbai Indians at the DY Patil stadium tomorrow evening.

Sarkar was quoted in Times Now as saying, ""We were waiting for the report of Ashish Nehra. Meanwhile, we were in talks with Ganguly. Once the report came, we requested Dada to join our team and he has agreed to do so. We were looking at the kind of experience Ganguly has and we are hopeful he make a difference."

After a promising start to their maiden IPL campaign, Pune slid down the barrel in dramatic fashion and are now in serious trouble, placed at the bottom of the table. They have won only two games out of eight and are seriously looking for some inspiration. It remains to be seen if that inspiration comes in from the man who had once inspired a massive turnaround in Indian national side.

It may be recalled that Ganguly had gone unsold during the January IPL auctions. He had a base price of $ 400000. Earlier in April, another unsold player, Chris Gayle made an IPL comeback when he was brought in by RCB.

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