Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly is a very good friend of Sachin Tendulkar. The duo shared cricketing records on the pitch like no one else did. Off the field, they were very close and it could be seen over the years.
Even after retiring, Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar share a special bond. They gave India some memorable wins and reconstructed Indian cricket. However, when it comes to banter no one can beat Sourav Ganguly in a commentary box.
As part of Cricket World Cup 2019, Sourav Ganguly was part of the official commentary team. And he did not leave a chance to take a dig at his pal Sachin Tendulkar. During the first game of ICC World cup, Sourav Ganguly shared the commentary box with his former teammates Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh.
Both these cricketers were brought into the team by Sourav Ganguly himself. So, when their favorite captain entered the commentary box, Harbhajan Singh asked the difference between him (Sourav) and Sachin Tendulkar. And then the conversation began and Ganguly said Sachin’s heavier bat helped him being better. In this friendly banter, he also said Sachin Tendulkar played more games on flat decks.
Here is how the conversation went between Ganguly, Harbhajan and Sehwag
Harbhajan Singh: What was the difference between you and Sachin Tendulkar, that makes Sachin better?
Sourav Ganguly: See, he used a heavy bat.
Virender Sehwag: But Dada you also had a heavier bat.
Sourav Ganguly – Yes, it used to be heavy but not like Tendulkar.
Harbhajan Singh – Dada, was there any difference in the technique or mindset – because other legends have also played alongside him but they could not achieve what Sachin got in his career.
Sourav Ganguly – See, he used to have a heavier bat and played on the flat decks in ODI format. He used to open and played decently in his career.
The commentary between Harbhajan Singh and Sourav Ganguly. pic.twitter.com/F0zkEqfKmP
— Gautam Chauhan (@Gautamchauhan2) May 30, 2019
As soon as the conversation completed, Sachin Tendulkar joined Sourav Ganguly. The fun in the commentary box with so many memories, surely made cricket fans enjoy the chat. Ganguly along with Sachin laid the pillars for Indian cricket after the match fixing scandal. The team under Sourav Ganguly made cricket famous and enjoyable again in India.
Talking about 2019 World Cup, England thumped their way to victory against South Africa. The hosts won comfortably with 104 run margin in the World Cup opener.