Indian football icon Baichung Bhutia on Monday batted for IPL discard Sourav Ganguly, saying that his age cannot be a factor for being overlooked in the Indian Premier League auction.
“Age cannot determine how long a player can play. It should always be performance oriented,” Bhutia said when asked to react on Ganguly’s exit from IPL 4 after he found no takers in the players’ auction.
Citing example of Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro, Bhutia said: “There are a lot of players like Cannavaro and an Australian goalkeeper who played even at 40. Age should never be a barrier.”