Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, affectionately known as Dada, is an Indian former cricketer, commentator and administrator who played as a left-handed opening batsman and was captain of the Indian national team. He is the face who turned around Indian Cricket Team into a World-beater. Ganguly’s batting style was equally superb and he is the only cricketer to secure four consecutive Man of the Match awards in One Day International matches. Apart from being a great cricketer, he is famous for giving people the taste of their own medicine. Here are a few moments of Gagngulay’s Dadagiri that are thoroughly enjoyable.
The Chappell–Ganguly controversy was a very famous one. When Ganguly was asked about Chappell owing an apology to Tendulkar, Dravid and Ganguly in a press conference, Ganguly said that Chapell can call his teammates but dare he call Ganguly.
Then India skipper Sourav Ganguly would repeatedly walk out late for the toss to try and “get under the skin” of Steve Waugh. The Australian captain was known for his mental disintegration tactics and encouraged his men to sledge, talk and get in the opposition’s face. Ganguly decided to change all that. His delayed arrival at the toss undoubtedly angered Waugh and the Indian players backed that up with constant chatter on the field.
From on-field rivalry to off-field trolling, Sourav Ganguly and Nasser Hussain have come a long way! When Hussain tried to pull Ganguly’s leg by asking when would he see Indian in FIFA world cup, Ganguly replied, “If India had played football for 50 years, then we would have qualified for the finals at least once.” Ganguly at his witty best.
Sourav Ganguly has certainly etched his name in the hearts of Indians with his never-say-die attitude.
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