The more I read about this guy, the more I like him.
At 35 and written-off virtually completely from making a comeback by the then chief selector, he had not given up and showed a tremendous amount of self-belief.
Often his critics used to draw comparisons with Mohinder Amaranth who was similarly dumped from the Indian cricket team then and had made a stunning comeback after that. Will Sourav be able to make a comeback? Many believed no, many believed it is better without him, but there were few who believed he can make a comeback.
The media was all over Sourav trying to find any news they could lay their hands on and promptly reported his failures in county and domestic cricket.
This is a nice interview he gave to The Telegraph before the first ODI played of this India-West Indies series 2007.