India's Ganguly in last Test series
BANGALORE. . Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said Tuesday he would retire from international cricket at the end of the upcoming fou...
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said Tuesday he would retire from international cricket at the end of the upcoming four-Test series against Australia.
"This will be my last series," Ganguly, 36, said after a training session ahead of the first Test starting in Bangalore on Thursday.
"Before coming here, I spoke to my team-mates and hopefully I will go out with a winning knock."
Ganguly was a surprise inclusion for the first two Tests after being ignored for the five-day domestic Irani Cup tie last month, regarded as a trial match for the series.
There was media speculation that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had struck a deal with Ganguly to give him a graceful exit, provided he agreed to quit after the series.
Ganguly denied the charge, but admitted he was disappointed at being left out for the Irani Cup, and surprised when the selectors picked him for the Tests.