Mumbai: This will come as a shocker to all those who felt Sourav Ganguly's career as a cricketer was over when he was snubbed by the Shah Rukh Khan-owned Indian Premier League outfit Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) earlier this year, following which he was bought by Sahara Pune Warriors towards the fag end of IPL 4.
Many critics wrote yet another obit for the former India skipper. But guess what? Dada could well be back with a bang in IPL 5. The former KKR captain is likely to don the mantle of mentor-cum-skipper of the Pune Warriors next year at IPL 5.
Though team owners - Sahara India Parivar - have not confirmed the news, they admitted that Ganguly will shoulder a bigger responsibility next season following his decent show in the last four matches of IPL 4 with the Warriors.