Ganguly has now officially retired from all forms of cricket
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has brought an end to his Indian Premier League (IPL) career after telling his franchise, the Pune Warriors, not to offer him a contract for the sixth edition of the Twenty20 tournament next year.
Speaking exclusively to the Times Of India, Ganguly said: “I had a wondeful time playing in the IPL for five seasons. It gave me a chance to keep playing top-class cricket even after quitting international cricket. But I can’t go on forever, and I have requested the franchise owners not to consider me for IPL 6.”
Ganguly’s last match for the Warriors came on May 19 2012 against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
The former captain has also told Bengal, his first-class team, that he will be retiring from domestic cricket as well.
“It is tough to play a whole season of first-class cricket when you know that you are not going to play for India. I kept playing first-class cricket because you cannot just turn up for IPL without any sort of preparation,” Ganguly added.