Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian cricketer and captain, was one of India’s great leaders of all time and to add more, he was one of the most successful captains of all time for team India. The southpaw used to open the innings alongside Indian greats Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar and dared to choose the best between the two during CREDAI’s annual conference.
Choosing between the two opening partners, Ganguly, under whom India played the finals of the 50-over World Cup in 2003, said that Sehwag was always insane while the Indian legend was the sanest one of all.
Further, the left-handed batter claimed that it was Tendulkar who helped to uplift his game whenever he opened with him. Saying that it was always special for Ganguly to open with the Mumbai-born, the former captain claimed that he had a close bond with him.
He was special: Sourav Ganguly
Reliving an incident when Tendulkar sustained a rib fracture, Ganguly said that the veteran batter carried on to bat without making much of a fuss about it, even when he was going through a lot of pain.
“Sachin was the most sane one and Sehwag was insane. So it is Sachin. He actually also made me a better player. Sachin actually got me to lift my game,” Ganguly said on the sidelines of CREDAI’s annual conference.
“Sachin. He was special and I have seen him up close. I have seen him hit in rib cage. Did not make a noise. Got runs. The next morning he had a double fracture in rib. I heard a sound and I went and asked him you are okay. He said he was fine. The next morning he had fractures. He was special,” said the former Indian captain further.
While MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli walked the path of Ganguly, the southpaw remains the captain who brought about a lot of changes in the Indian dressing room. While Dhoni is the only captain to bag all three major World titles, Kohli, on the other hand, went on to become the most successful Test captain of all time for team India.