Sourav Ganguly starts new innings on NDTV Imagine


MUMBAI: He is the former captain of the Indian cricket team and now Sourav Ganguly is all set to start new innings as a television judge for a reality show on NDTV Imagine. The prolific southpaw was in Mumbai to shoot the promo for his television show. Facing the arch lights came naturally to dada, as he said his lines with élan.

Ganguly explained, "I am not starting on a career in entertainment. As the captain of my IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders, I have been told to select a cheerleading team who will take part in the second season of IPL. Called the Knights and Angels, the show has selected girls from across the country to take part in the competition. We start shooting from the third week of February."  

The time off from the game has made the cricketer look rested and rejuvenated. Smiling with all the compliments coming his way, the cricketer said, "The game has taught me a lot. And for this new role, it was Shah Rukh’s idea. He is the owner of the team and I am his captain. I will do what is required of me."  

The show will have four actresses keeping Sourav company, along with a cricketer from the KKR squad for each episode. Khan and Juhi Chawla will also be part of the television series. And keeping the glamorous quotient high with their acts will be Shiamak Davar, who has been penciled to teach the girls all the steps required for cheerleading. Knights and Angels will start in March.