Ganguly recalls the most exciting match of his career

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The BCCI president and the former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has left Mayank Agarwal open in splits when the present Indian batsman asked about the shirt episode in the 2002 Natwest Series Final.

In July 2013, under the captaincy of the Prince of Kolkata team, India reached the final of Natwest Trophies and in the final, the Men in Blues were chasing down a huge total of 326 runs against the English team.

In that match, Mohammed Kaif scored a valiant 87 runs and the southpaw Yuvraj Singh accompanied him well in that innings with his astonishing 69 runs and on the basis of their innings team, Indian managed to win one of the most memorable matches in the history of the sports.

After that win, Sourav Ganguly waved his t-shirt from the balcony of the Lords which is still intact in the memory of the cricket lovers.

On the Show “ Dada open up with Mayank”, the present Indian opener asked out of this present Indian team which player would take the shirt off  if they were present in that situation  at Lords?.

 Sourav Reolied:” All of You”.

The former Indian captain also added:

“This generation is a completely different generation. I see  all of your involvement  on Instagram, Obviously when we were growing up there was no  Social Media.”

“ I love the way how they train with the Cameras on. Whether they are doing bench press or whether they are doing push ups, everything is out there in Public.”

“ So, I would have been surprised  if anyone would have not agreed to do so. In My generation,only two were ready to do it- myself and Harbhajan Singh”.

Mayank Agarwal also asked him about the Incident when Ganguly made former Australian skipper Steve Waugh wait before the toss during 2001 series, Ganguly said he has it was because of the firmness of the Blazer, which he said he forgot because he was nervous.

The former Indian skipper voiced:

“It was an accident actually. Before the first Test match, I  had forgotten my Blazer in the dressing room”.

“They were such a good side and I was very nervous as it was my first big series as a captain and we were up against a fantastic cricket team. In the last 25-30 years, I haven’t seen a side like that Australia team.”

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