Gained my coronary heart in 40 minutes: Saqlain Mushtaq on Sourav Ganguly – Instances of India

NEW DELHI: Pakistan spin legend Saqlain Mushtaq hailed former India captain Sourav Ganguly on his present position as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The pair have confronted one another a couple of occasions on the pitch and Saqlain shared an fascinating anecdote about Ganguly from their enjoying days.

“When India was touring England, I used to be enjoying for Sussex. That they had a three-day apply match in Sussex and Sourav (Ganguly) was not enjoying that match. Sussex received the toss and determined to bat,” Saqlain stated in a video on Youtube.

“I feel this had occurred in 2005-06. I had undergone surgical procedure on each knees and was bed-ridden for 36-37 weeks. I used to be each down and depressed.

“I used to be making a comeback in that submit surgical procedure interval and Sourav had come to observe that match. When Sussex have been batting, Sourav had seen me from the balcony. I didn’t see him as a result of our dressing room was going through the opposite route.

“Ganguly then got here to our dressing room and supplied me a cup of espresso and enquired about my knees, life, household. Then we simply began speaking. He sat with me for 40 minutes and ended up profitable my coronary heart.”

Saqlain stated that Ganguly was an amazing captain for India and can emulate that success as BCCI president.

“Once we used to play, there was an amazing quantity of ardour from either side. The followers used to make their presence felt. There was some misunderstandings as nicely, and even I’ve been part of it. Nonetheless, as soon as the match obtained over, all of us used to place it behind us. I’ve by no means had a misunderstanding with Sourav,” he stated.

“Sourav Ganguly has achieved an amazing job when he was captaining India and I’m positive that he’ll go a good distance in taking cricket ahead in his nation because the BCCI president. All the perfect and go forward.”

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