Sourav Ganguly,former India cricket captain on Tuesday made a dramatic return to the IPL 4 by signing up for struggling franchise Pune Warriors as replacement for injured pacer Ashish Nehra.
“We were waiting for Ashish Nehra’s fitness report. The report came yesterday and we finalised Ganguly last night,” Pune Warriors Team director Abhijit Sarkar said.
The Warriors have lost six matches on the trot after winning their first two games and now face a must-win situation in their remaining fixtures starting with the seemingly unstoppable Mumbai Indians, who had defeated them by seven wickets in a low-scoring game at the Wankhede Stadium on April 20.
Ganguly, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders for three IPL seasons captaining them in two editions, went unsold in the January players’ auction despite a rather modest base price of $400,000.