Sourav Ganguly, the former India captain who quit international cricket in 2008, has said he could have extended his career by a couple of years. Since ending his 113-Test career four years ago, Ganguly has played four seasons of the IPL besides domestic cricket for Bengal.
"I do regret my decision (to retire) sometimes, that I should not have acted in anger," Ganguly said, in an interview to the Kolkata-based Telegraph on the occasion of his 40th birthday. "But I did and... That bit is done and dusted... Yes, I could have played for another two years."
Ganguly had a poor tour of Sri Lanka in 2008, averaging only 16 in series where India's batsmen found it hard to pick the variations of Ajantha Mendis. He was then left out of a full-strength Rest of India side for the Irani Cup in what was widely seen as a signal that the selectors wanted to drop him from the Test team. Less than a month later, Ganguly announced his retirement.