Mumbai: Debu Mitra, Sourav Ganguly's first cricket coach, believes his ward has it in him to make a comeback against all odds and prove his critics wrong. Ganguly was picked up by the Pune Warriors as a replacement for the injured Ashish Nehra. This, after Ganguly found no takers in the IPL player auction early this year. (Also Read: Ganguly ready to open for Pune)
Thereafter, debutants Kochi Tuskers Kerala were reportedly interested in signing him, but the Board of Control for Cricket in India rejected the request following objections from other franchises to bring back unsold players.
Now, the former India skipper has a chance to hit back at his detractors and Mitra was confident his famous ward would do that in style.
"Sourav (Ganguly) has the drive. I know he is a very determined guy. He will not take anything lying down," Mitra, now the coach of Saurashtra, told MiD DAY yesterday.