Sourav Ganguly's controversy-filled cricket career captured in book
The book deals with many controversies involving Sourav Ganguly (left), highlighted by the infamous fall-out with former India coach Greg Chappell © AFP

Kolkata: A book recounting former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly‘s incident-filled cricket career has been unveiled at Kolkata on Tuesday. Read: Cricketing Rifts 17 – The Sourav Ganguly-Greg Chappell War

Penned by a digital marketing expert with an IT company, Satptarshi Sarkar — a die-hard fan of the “Prince of Kolkata” — the book “Sourav Ganguly: Cricket, Captaincy and Controversy” analyses various facets of Ganguly’s life as a cricketer and as captain of the Indian team. Greg Chappell era: A recap of one of the ugliest spats in Indian cricket

“It probes the symbiotic relationship between the man and the cricketer. I used to run a website called welovesourav.com where there would be interesting stories about ‘Dada’ (as Ganguly is affectionately called) and the people reading them would tell me to write a book, now I think I have enough material to compile one and so I did,” said Sarkar, hailing from the city where the left-hand batsman grew up playing the game. Sourav Ganguly: Rahul Dravid admitted that he couldn’t control Greg Chappell

The book deals with many controversies involving the southpaw, highlighted by the infamous fall-out with former India coach Greg Chappell. Harbhajan Singh: Greg Chappell used ‘Divide and Rule’ policy against us

Among the dignitaries present at Monday’s launch were Ganguly’s childhood coach Ashok Mustafi from Dhukhiram coaching centre, former cricketer turned author Raju Mukherjee and ex-Bengal cricketer Gopal Basu. However, Ganguly was not present due to his busy schedule.