In what could be one of the reasons for Sourav Ganguly’s sudden retirement, Ganguly confirmed that he had received letters threatening to kidnap his daughter. The police are investigating the matter and till now no breakthroughs have been made.
The last few months has seen poor behavior both by the BCCI selectors and the media. By constantly talking about a player’s retirement the media and the selectors have made Ganguly think that he is not wanted anymore. The kidnap threats if they are related to his retirement have obviously dealt the final blow.
What is interesting to note is that the so called young players who’s place the fabulous four are supposedly blocking have not performed in the opportunities that have been given to them.
Rohit Sharma who is supposed to be one of the stars of the future has a batting average of 25 in ODIs which is far below the average that the likes of Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar have even when they are out of form.
Clearly the selectors need to rethink their strategy or we will loose more greats to this self destructive speculation in Indian cricket.