Top 5 Savage Moments Of Sourav Ganguly In Commentary Panel; The Prince of Kolkata has given priceless memories with his batting and leadership skills for India. 8th of July, 2018 the day when Sourav Ganguly celebrates his 47th birthday.
Lovingly called as ‘Dada’ by his fans, Sourav Ganguly is the man every Indian cricket fan idolized. Known for his flamboyant playing style, the left-hander from Bengal captained India from 2000-05 in ODI cricket. He also led his country in Test cricket on 49 occasions. It was under Ganguly’s leadership that India reached the final of 2003 Cricket World Cup in South Africa.
The former Indian skipper scored 11,363 runs in 311 ODI matches and is one of only eight men to scored over 11,000 runs in ODIs. Along with that Ganguly scored 7,212 runs in 112 Tests.
It is fair to say that the Prince of Kolkata was undoubtedly one of the most dynamic Indian batsmen of all time. Meanwhile, a bit away from his sensational knocks on the field, we came up with 5 Savage Moments Of Sourav Ganguly In Commentary Panel.
Here are they:
5. Sourav Ganguly On Pakistan’s Trouble Against India In World Cups:
Well, Mauka Mauka has been quite a famous Advertisement related to the India vs Pakistan games. Speaking of the same, the former Indian captain has got a savage explanation.
Harsha: “Have you seen the new ‘Mauka Mauka’ ad?”
Ganguly: “Yes I have seen that ad and this ad will remain the same for next 10 to 12 years because Pakistan will never beat India in the World Cup.”
4. Sourav Ganguly vs Ravi Shastri:
Ravi Shastri used to pull the legs of the co-members in the commentary section. While trying to do the same, Ganguly got a brilliant reply, which remained as one of the classics of commentator career.
Ravi Shastri: “In Eden Gardens, Kolkata, is there a Ganguly pavilion or Ganguly stand?”
Sourav Ganguly: “The ground belongs to Ganguly!”
3. Sourav Ganguly vs Nasser Hussain:
Well, Nasser Hussain always tries to take a dig at the co-parter. In the same manner, he tried to make fun of India’s football skills but the reply from Sourav Ganguly is something, which, Hussain would never forget.
Nasser: “When can I see India in the FIFA World Cup?”
Ganguly: “If India had played football for 50 years, then we would have qualified for the finals at least once.”
2. Sourav Ganguly vs Greg Chappell:
There have always been rifts between Sourav Ganguly and Greg Chappell. The duo never got along during the days in the Indian cricket team. Speaking of the same, Ganguly gave a stern warning to Greg Chappell.
Rajdeep Sardesai: “Does Greg Chappell owe an apology to Indian cricket? To Sachin Tendulkar, to Sourav Ganguly, to Dravid?”
Sourav Ganguly: “He can call up Tendulkar or Dravid. But he dare not dial my number. If he is hearing this on TV, he dare not call Sourav Ganguly.”
1. Sourav Ganguly vs Geoffrey Boycott:
And, the famous one…!!! Sourav Ganguly removing his shirt and waving at the Lords’ balcony is still one of the proud moments for the Indian fans. Sourav Ganguly got a brilliant reply to Boycott, who questioned his Gentleman spirit.
Boycott: “You must mention your experience about taking your jersey off and flying it in the air at the Mecca of Cricket: Lord’s! Oh, you naughty boy!”
Ganguly: “One of your boys also took off his jersey here in Mumbai.”
Boycott: “Yeah, but Lord’s is the Mecca of cricket.”
Ganguly: “Lord’s is your Mecca, and Wankhede is ours!”