Sourav Ganguly I This could be my last game when sourav ganguly shocked India team in 2002
- Sourav Ganguly is celebrating his 49th birthday today
- Sourav Ganguly had decided to quit cricket in 2002.
- His partner told this whole story about Sourav Ganguly
Kolkata: Former Indian team captain Sourav Ganguly inspired many youngsters during his playing days and one of them is former wicketkeeper batsman Deep Dasgupta. On the occasion of Sourav Ganguly’s 49th birthday, Dasgupta revealed a story, which proves how mentally strong Sourav Ganguly is.
On the evening of the Test match against Zimbabwe in 2002, then Indian captain Sourav Ganguly had said that if he failed to score, it would be his last match. Dasgupta could not believe it as Ganguly was the captain and it was difficult to drop him. But the next day Ganguly went to bat and scored a brilliant century. This proved that he knows how to succeed under pressure. Dasgupta became crazy about his captain that the way he faced the pressure and then showed mental strength.
Deep Dasgupta said on his YouTube channel, ‘I have not seen anyone better than Dada (Sourav Ganguly) in terms of mental strength. On the evening of the Test match against Zimbabwe, he told me, ‘This could be my last match.’ I couldn’t believe what they were saying. But the next day he scored a century. This proves how strong he was mentally.
Sourav Ganguly was made the captain of the Indian team in 2000 when Indian cricket was going through the shadow of match-fixing. Ganguly built a new team in difficult circumstances, who inspired the future generation to play the game. Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan became superstars under Ganguly’s captaincy. Deep Dasgupta also made his debut under Ganguly’s captaincy.
Deep Dasgupta said, ‘Wherever the Indian team is today, great credit goes to Sourav Ganguly. He has been an inspiration to crores of people. I adore them too. ‘
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