Kolkata, April 7: Former captain Sourav Ganguly today picked mystery spinner Sunil Narine as the "man" of the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament.
"There have been quite a few outstanding talents over the years. The first year threw up some domestic talents as Rajasthan Royal set the stage ablaze.
"But I think Sunil Narine, he has been the man of the IPL. His impact for the last 3-4 seasons has been unbelievable," Ganguly said about the spinner ahead of the opening ceremony of IPL-8 here.
Representing Kolkata Knight Riders in the cash-rich T20 league, the West Indian has taken has 67 wickets from 47 outings in the tournament so far.
The former left-handed batsman also praised BCCI for making the IPL a success.
"It's done wonders for Indian cricket. The BCCI deserves accolades for setting up the tournament and making it successful. You can set up a tournament but to make it successful like this you need special efforts," said Ganguly.