<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Sourav Ganguly takes a dig at Salman Rushdie at Kolkata Literary Meet" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130202231256.jpg" title="Sourav Ganguly takes a dig at Salman Rushdie at Kolkata Literary Meet" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Sourav Ganguly was at the Kolkata Literary Meet to launch a book on Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Kolkata: Feb 2, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Former India captain and batsman <a href="/tags/Sourav-Ganguly/post" target="_blank">Sourav Ganguly</a> made an indirect reference to the controversy surrounding Booker prize-winning author Salman Rushdie's participation at the Kolkata Literary Meet, saying that he does not intend to write an autobiography.<br /> <br /> Addressing a gathering at the event on the sidelines of a book launch on former skipper Nawab of Pataudi, Ganguly said he was yet to write a book so as to avoid front-page controversy.<br /> <br /> "Because I don't want a frontpage photograph the next morning like it was of <a href="/tags/Salman-Rushdie/post" target="_blank">Salman Rushdie</a> today. And he's not being allowed to enter the book fair. I generally tend to keep away from it," Ganguly said about Saturday's big story in the newspapers.<br /> <br /> "It's just the feeling that there is no point writing if I can't write everything. Sometimes, you are forced not to write everything," he said to a question what had made him avoid penning an autobiography even years after calling it quits from the game.<br /> <br /> "May be at some stage, the autobiography would come but I don't know when. A biography is about telling the truth to the world," he added.<br /> <br /> Rushdie had cancelled his visit to the literary meet alleging West Bengal chief minister <a href="/tags/Mamata-Banerjee/post" target="_blank">Mamata Banerjee</a> had ordered police to block his arrival in Kolkata.<br /> <br /> Replying to a "request" by one among the audience to become the brand ambassador of sports in Bengal, Ganguly quipped "you have to make this request to Didi not me".<br /> <br /> Ganguly also spoke about the secret of his successful stint as India captain."