26th Dec 2005
We two school friends are another face in the crowd. Saptarshi
and Angshuman are cricket lovers like you .We were enjoying a vanilla life
like many others. But 14 th Dec 2005 entirely changed our
motivational level at least for the time being.
Yes, 14th Dec, 2005 --- a black day in Indian cricket when
India's most successful cricket captain Sourav Ganguly was shown a
humiliating ouster from Indian squad in the 3 rd test in Ahmedabad
against Sri Lanka despite his good contribution in both the innings at Kotla,
Delhi test .Yes, Sourav was axed without any cricketing reason. The
manner and modus operandi irked indeed all-true cricket lovers like you
and me. Kolkata exploded obviously to the humiliation of her son of the
soil. And support to Kolkatan came from all corners of India.
That day we two also wanted to protest vehemently. But we wanted that
through such a medium where protest will be long lasting and will
unite cricket fraternity irrespective of distance and time zone. We
wanted that rest of the cricket-loving world could view and vouch for
our protest through a global platform. Result?
The birth of- www.welovesourav.com
Dream comes true
One of us had a dream of becoming journalist where as other one
dreamt of having a website of his own. Two dreams confluence into a
reality --- www.welovesourav.com.
We observed that last three months, how badly a section of media and
hate sites vilified relentlessly Sourav Ganguly. Their deliberate,
'engineered' facts and stories definitely inflicted pain to all true
cricket lovers. Finally the D –day of 14th Dec came and we
two thought – enough is enough. It's high time to stand up, protest
and say – The King, you are nude! And protest vehemently against all
odds – against all the 'jokers' who are doctoring public opinion every
now and then. Hence we have come out with all hard facts and statistics
to champion the cause of Sourav Ganguly. Because like you, we also
believe that Indian cricket will experience Sourav mesmerism at least
two three more years. Thank you Dada. Your scintillating illustrious
cricketing career made our work much easier.
If one of us is a management graduate then the other one is an IT
entrepreneur .We have no prior experience in developing a website---
quite amateurish in this new avatar, in deed. But we have passion,
strong passion to call a spade a spade .Our single minded effort to
develop this Sourav –site morphed into reality within 10 days. We had
no option but to work long hours at night and at weekends after our
daily rigmarole. We felt our bounden duty to stand behind Sourav if we
really call us a true cricket lover irrespective of class, clan, creed
Promise to you
We want support of all cricket lovers like you in developing this
site in future. We want to make this site a good repository of
information on Indian cricket and Sourav Ganguly – the pride of Indian
cricket. Any Good write up or blog on Sourav and Indian cricket, one can
send to us at our contact address. We will honour your effort at places
like Guest Desk, viewpoint and wide-angle section.
We are immensely indebted to new- generation- technology tools. Thank
you Nokia –you are truly connecting two friends ---one in Ahmedabad,
the other in Kolkata. Thanks to Gmail and also to Bill Gates
for your amazing tool -MS Word! Without them we are nowhere! We
specially thank to cricinfo, indiatimes, google alert, outlookindia,
telegraphindia and wikepedia for rock solid statistics and information.
They are our major sources of information.
Life is mystique in its dynamism! Thanks to all those anti
Ganguly writings in both electronic and print media. Special thanks to
hate site against Sourav Ganguly.Had you people not been there, we may
not have even thought of this site!
The bottom line of our entire effort is to say the rest of the world: Truth must prevail….
You judge our effort and evaluate it by sending feedback and also
writing at : firstname.lastname@example.org