Sourav Ganguly has taken a strong stand against removing the photograph of Pakistan Prime Minister and former cricketer, Imran Khan from club house of the cricket stadium of Kolkata, the Eden Gardens. This has become a big issue and has caused an uproar from the Bengal unit of BJP.

In wake of the Pulwama terror attack, Imran Khan’s portrait were removed from Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, Cricket Club of India (CCI), the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore and the PCA Stadium in Mohali.

In his book, “A Century Is Not Enough,” Ganguly had said something noteworthy about Imran Khan. Ganguly had written, “Imran said something I shall never ever forget. ‘Sourav, you should fly higher. When you fly in the sky and see dark clouds, the only way to negotiate is to fly higher’.” This might well be the reason behind Ganguly’s strict stance on the ongoing issue.

Ganguly had also tweeted to congratulate Imran Khan when he was on the verge of becoming the Pakistani PM. He had tweeted, “Congratulations to him. He has been fighting for a long time and now he is set to become the prime minister of Pakistan.”

Interestingly, Ganguly had advocated for severing all sporting ties with Pakistan after Pulawam terror attack, in which at least, 40 CRPF Jawans were martyred.

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