The year 2005 has not been good for Sourav Ganguly. He was removed from the captaincy after arriving from Zimbabwe tour. After which he was also replaced in the team. Greg Chappell used to be the coach of Team India in those days. Sourav Ganguly was the one who brought Greg Chappell to India. But later, there was confusion among these two. These differences are counted among the biggest controversies in the history of India cricket. Sourav Ganguly said in an interview that he had faith in himself. This is because he scored against bowlers like Glenn McGrath, Wasim Akmar and Shoaib Akhtar. Sourav said, "I did not lose confidence. I knew that if I get a chance to play, I will score runs. My coaches did not go to bat in the field. I have batted against Wasim, Magra, Shoaib." And I have scored. If I have successfully done this work for 10 years then I will be able to do it even further if I get a chance ".
Sourav Ganguly said that he was 'upset' during the entire controversy but he did not give confidence mining for even a second. He said, "I cannot be held the sole culprit for the exclusion from the team. But it was he who started. He sent an email against me to the BCCI. That email was leaked. The cricket team is like a family." Everyone's thinking in the family is different, there can be debate but everything can be solved through dialogue. If you are a coach and want something special in my game, then you should tell me. Later when my team returned So they did it. This work could have been done earlier also.
Sourav Ganguly's return to South Africa: After which Sourav Ganguly's return to the team. Sourav Ganguly returned to the team for the series against South Africa. He scored runs in practice matches. Apart from this, he also contributed significantly in India's victory in Johannesburg Test match. Sourav Ganguly played 311 ODIs in his career. In which he scored 11363 runs. Sourav Ganguly has 7212 runs in 113 Test matches.