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New book on Sourav Ganguly recounts his career, controversies

A book recounting former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly’s incident-filled cricket career has been unveiled here.

Penned by a digital marketing expert with an IT company, Satptarshi Sarkar – a die-hard fan of the “Prince of Kolkata” – the book “Sourav Ganguly: Cricket, Captaincy and Controversy” analyses various facets of Ganguly’s life as a cricketer and as captain of the Indian team.

“It probes the symbiotic relationship between the man and the cricketer. I used to run a website called welovesourav.com where there would be interesting stories about ‘Dada’ (as Ganguly is affectionately called) and the people reading them would tell me to write a book, now I think I have enough material to compile one and so I did,” said Sarkar, hailing from the city where the left-hand batsman grew up playing the game.

The book deals with many controversies involving the southpaw, highlighted by the infamous fall-out with former India coach Greg Chappell.

Among the dignitaries present at Monday’s launch were Ganguly’s childhood coach Ashok Mustafi from Dhukhiram coaching centre, former cricketer turned author Raju Mukherjee and ex-Bengal cricketer Gopal Basu.

However, Ganguly was not present due to his busy schedule.

Man United target Gerson priced at 22 million pounds

Rio de Janeiro : Brazilian football club Fluminense have placed a 22 million pound price tag on Manchester United target Gerson.

The 17-year-old has caught the eye of Old Trafford scouts for his performances with Brazil’s Under-20 team. An attacking midfielder, Gerson has already made 12 first-team appearances for Fluminense and scored four goals, reports Xinhua.

Fluminense are understood to be keen to hold on to the teenager until after the Rio 2016 Olympics in the hope his value will rise. Gerson has also been linked with Chelsea, Juventus and Barcelona.