Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday took an indirect dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the controversy surrounding Booker prize-winning author Salman Rushdie's cancelled visit to Kolkata.
Addressing a gathering at the Kolkata Literary Meet on the sidelines of a book launch on former skipper Nawab Pataudi, Ganguly said he was yet to write a book so as to avoid frontpage controversy.
"Because I don't want a frontpage photograph the next morning like it was of Salman Rushdie today. And he's not being allowed to enter the book fair. I generally tend to keep away from it," Ganguly said about today's big story in the newspapers.