On last Wednesday (8th July), the former Indian captain and present President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly turned 48-year-old. On that special occasion, Ganguly revealed one of his childhood stories where he experienced a ghost in life.
One of the very successful Indian captains, Sourav Ganguly, whose strong leadership inspired Indian cricket to grow up to the top level of international cricket, believes in ghosts. Recently, on his 48th birthday, Sportskeeda shared an interview video of Ganguly, where the former Indian captain revealed one real-life story to experience a ghost during his childhood.
That incident happened when Ganguly was 12-13-year-old. It was the story of a young boy who used to work in their house.
Ganguly said according to Sportskeeda, “I have seen a ghost in my house. There was a young boy who used to work in my house, it was a Sunday evening, I was upstairs and I was spending time with family. I was young, about 12-13 or, and one day I was told to ask the boy to make some tea. So I went to the kitchen and I didn’t see him.
“They asked me to go look for him on the roof, I went there and couldn’t find him. Then they asked me to go look for him in one of the huts. As I went there, I saw him running on the boundaries of the roof. It was a six-storied house and if he were to fall, he’d be smashed.”
I thought he was dead and he was gone: Sourav Ganguly
After seeing that horrific incident, teenager Ganguly quickly informed his uncle. He even thought that they lost him in that incident.
Ganguly added, “I ran downstairs and told my uncle he had gone mad. We all went up and didn’t see him, I thought he was dead and he was gone. We kept searching for him, and we have huge palm coconut trees next to our house, he was lying on one of those big leaves, he was about 30 years old back then.”
That boy returned to their home on the next day evening and everyone scared of him. Then the boy opened up the reason for that incident which was a ghost story.
Ganguly continued, “Next day was a holiday, so he came back at 5 PM and everyone started running away seeing him. He said ‘No no don’t do it,’ because he said his mother gets into him on certain days of his life. So I’ve seen it (ghosts).”
During that interview, Sourav Ganguly shared his more experiences from the game and life. While the former Indian captain still maintains his diet practices to remain fit, he also has one cheat day.
Biriyani is his favourite cheat day food while sweets, samosas, jalebis and many other things can also be part of his cheat day food. While he maintains his diet for six days a week, he follows the cheat day on one day of a week.