Ganguly smashed two sixes and 4 boundaries en path to a 20-ball 35.
Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly, secretary Jay Shah and several other different officers of the board battled it out in a pageant match forward of BCCI’s Annual Common Assembly (AGM). BCCI President’s XI and Secretary XI have been the 2 sides on show with Ganguly and Jay Shah main the groups respectively. The 15-overs-a-side match befell on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday (December 3).
With Ganguly being one in all India’s most interesting ever batters and captains, President’s XI have been touted as favourites for this fixture. Nonetheless, Ganguly’s group narrowly misplaced the content material by one run. Whereas Ganguly opened for almost all of his profession in white-ball cricket, the southpaw performed the position of finisher,.neting out to bat at quantity six within the sport.
Sourav Ganguly makes a quick-fire 35 within the pleasant sport
The left-handed batter had his fair proportion of nostalgia as he performed some pleasant photographs everywhere in the park. The cricket legend smashed two sixes and 4 boundaries en path to a 20-ball 35. Notably, he needed to retire — as per the principles of the match — and his group fell quick by only a run.
Whereas Ganguly loved a powerful outing with the bat, his reverse quantity Jay Shah made the ball speak. The BCCI secretary took 3/58 in seven overs along with his off-spin bowling. Due to his brilliance, Secretary XI managed to defend 128 on the iconic venue.
Notably, former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin, one in all Eden’s favourites, was one in all Shah’s three victims. He was trapped lbw for two. Shah additionally dismissed Suraj Lotlikar of Goa Cricket Affiliation. Cricket Affiliation of Bengal President Avishek Dalmiya was the spinner’s third sufferer, who acquired out on 13.
Whereas Ganguly could have ended up on the shedding aspect, he batted along with his normal class and performed some pleasant photographs within the off aspect. Azharuddin and Ganguly additionally shared the brand new ball and bowled 10 overs between them. Ganguly returned with 1/19 from his 3 overs, whereas Azharuddin figures’learn: 2-0-8-0.
BCCI Secretary’s XI: 128/3 in 15 overs (Jaydev Shah 40 retired, Arun Dhumal 36, Jay Shah 10 not out; Sourav Ganguly 1/19)
BCCI President’s XI: 127/5 in 15 overs (Sourav Ganguly 35 retired, Mohammad Azharuddin 2, Avishek Dalmiya 13; Jay Shah 3/58)