Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The Other, Incorrigible Prince

Sourav Ganguly is creating off-the-field news again:

Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian captain, has said that Greg Chappell's coaching philosophy may not work in India.

"They are saying process is more important than the results," said Ganguly at the Hindustan Times Summit in New Delhi. "I don't know how long it will work in India."

Reminds me of the climactic sequence from that smokin' movie "The Mask" where the vanquished villain Dorian tries to attack our masked hero with a knife. As Dorian rushes across an artificial fountainhead brandishing hias weapon, The Mask promptly turns the pool into a giant loo and opines "This guy's incorrigible!" before flushing Dorian out.

Ganguly further exercises his right to freedom of expression:

"If you want to win, you've got to be thick skinned."

We are listening, Dada. And we gather that you have not changed one bit. This is the same guy we all loved and hated all at once. We love you for remaining that guy but we are not too sure about the timing of these quotes. You can brace yourself for a stern message from BCCI with a twist to that last quote of yours: 'If you want to be in, you've got to be tight lipped.'

Perhaps even the supremos of Indian cricket are having a hearty laugh in acceptance of Ganguly's characteristic audacity. They may be shaking heads: "This guy's incorrigible." Hope they do not flush out his slim chances of qualification!

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