I Don’t Believe in Farewell Matches, says Ganguly
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly recently said that he doesn’t believe in the farewell matches, which he said after Yuvraj Singh’s retirement from International cricket.
Indian World Cup hero and a quality all-rounder Yuvraj Singh recently announced his retirement from International cricket and Indian Premier League. Following the announcement, many fans as well as the cricket experts want to see the left handed batsman in a farewell game.
But former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has a different opinion on this as he doesn’t belive in any farewell matches when a player is out of the team for an extended while.
“I don’t think so [deserves a retirement match]. I don’t believe in these retirement matches. If it falls in the course of your continuation as a player… of you being a part of the team… part of a normal system of Test or ODI… then fine,” Ganguly said on a Facebook Live for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
“Whatever he has achieved as a player will not go down if he doesn’t get a farewell match. I don’t believe in it. He’s been a terrific player… a match winner. He should be very proud of what he has achieved,” he added.
Further, the Bengal Tiger recollected the memories of Yuvraj Singh when he made his International debut with a solid half-century against Australia in Champions trophy. Both the left handers recently had some emotional word exchanges in Twitter too.
“I have many, many fond memories of Yuvraj Singh. He started under my captaincy. We went to Australia and he was the Man of the Match on debut. We beat the best team of our generation in a Champions Trophy quarter-final. But my best memory of Yuvraj would be the six sixes in the World T20 in England.”