Sourav Ganguly announces his retirement from all forms
The decision came after no team picked him up in the recently held Indian Premier League (IPL) auction.
Ganguly's hopes of playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) suffered a huge blow on Friday after three franchisees opposed the move to include unsold Indian players back in the IPL.
The snub came after Kochi team who were reportedly interested in buying Ganguly wrote to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and the BCCI in turn sought the view of the franchises on allowing a team to buy one of the Indian players left unsold in the auction.
Ganguly played his last One Day International (ODI) against Pakistan at Gwalior in November 2007. He played his last test match against Australia at Nagpur in November 2008.
Ganguly played his last IPL game against Mumbai Indian in April 2010.
The left-handed Ganguly was a prolific One Day International (ODI) batsman, with over 11,000 ODI runs to his credit.
Ganguly was an aggressive captain, and is credited with having nurtured the careers of many young players who played under him.
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