Kolkata, (Agencies): Former India skipper, Saurav Ganguly on Tuesday came up with a bizarre dismissal of all media reports that claimed the veteran batsman has announced his retirement from all forms of the game.

Ganguly termed it as a classic case misunderstanding and expressed his shock and disappointment to see how his comments were taken out of context.

"It was completely misunderstood. It was in a sequence of questions I had said that I would not play domestic cricket if don`t play in IPL. It was said in a different perspective completely," Ganguly told reporters at his residence.

"I had never said in the interview that I was retiring from all forms of cricket and there was no question of backtracking. I don`t understand how they (media) came to such a conclusion," he said.

"There was no controversy at all. After learning that something was misunderstood during the interview, I had sent a rejoinder and said if I don`t get to play IPL, I will not be participating in any forms of domestic cricket. But if I do get an opportunity to play IPL, I will play domestic cricket to stay fit," added the left-hander, who remained unsold in the IPL auction for the forth edition.

Reacting strongly on the media, Ganguly said, “It`s very disappointing and shocking to know that the way the media interpreted it and blew it out of proportion. It should not have happened like this."

"It was a classic example of I say something in some context which was understood completely in a different way in some other context," he said.