"The modern generation wants to be like (MS) Dhoni, (Rahul) Dravid or Yuvraj (Singh) but when we started playing cricket all we knew was about Pankaj-da," said Ganguly at the launch of a book on .
Pankaj Roy is best known for establishing the world record opening partnership of 413 runs with against New Zealand at Chennai in 1956, which remained unbroken for 52 years.
The Bengali version of the biography 'Pankaj', written by journalist Gautam Bhattacharya and edited and conceptualised by - also a former Test cricketer - was released by cricketing iconSachin Tendulkar at the glittering function graced by the entire Indian cricket team and a host of Bengali film celebrities and business magnates.
"I never got to see the great one play. I have only heard stories about him. It will be good to know more things about him and his contribution to the sport," said Tendulkar.
Current India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni released the English edition of the book along with Ganguly.