One of the highly talented cricketers of Bangladesh Soumya Sarkar has turned into a useful all-rounder for the team with his medium-fast bowling. Speaking of the same, Soumya Sarkar revealed how he used to follow Sourav Ganguly of India since his childhood.
More like Sourav Ganguly, Soumya Sarkar turned from right to left-handed batsman and further showcased his skills to become a reliable medium-pace option. Speaking to bd cricket, Sarkar revealed Sourav Ganguly as his hero from the age when he doesn’t even understand cricket.
I became a fan of Sourav Ganguly’s cover drive – Soumya Sarkar
He further recalled those days when India vs Pakistan used to be the spectacular contest for the fans. Soumya Sarkar also revealed his conversation with his elder brother, who often called him as next Sourav Ganguly for Bangladesh Cricket Team.
“My life’s first cricket hero was Sourav Ganguly. I was a fan of him even before I understood cricket fully. One day my brother said, ‘You will be a left-handed batsman like Ganguly and bowl right-arm medium pace’. I’m not a natural left-hander, I started it after my brother’s advice. Except batting, I do all my work with the right-hand,” Sarkar was quoted as saying in bdnews24.
“I used to watch Sourav play on TV along with my brother. That time, an India-Pakistan game had a separate fanbase. While growing up, I became a fan of his cover-drive. And hitting the spinners by stepping out was incredible,” he added.
I wish to play like Yuvraj Singh:
Further, Soumya Sarkar expressed his liking to Yuvraj Singh after growing old. He added that Yuvraj Singh has got class to take the game away from the opposition with ease. Sarkar further wished to bat like him.
“After growing up, Yuvraj Singh became my favourite cricketer. I loved his aggressive style of batting from the word go. He used to change the course of the game pretty quickly. He didn’t spare anyone and was fearless. Even I wish to play like him,” Sarkar mentioned.