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Kumar Sangakkara narrates the incident of Ganguly entering Sri Lankan dressing room

July 13, 2020

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Durba

Sourav Ganguly was a furious contender and scarcely offered a bit of leeway. He was forceful and gotten a kick out of the chance to assume responsibility for the group from the front.

Sourav Ganguly confronted Russel Arnold, the ex-Sri Lankan team cricketer at Champions Trophy 2002. Arnold was messing around in the pitch, which broke out the scene for both the cricket teams.

Indian wicket-keeper at that time, Rahul Dravid protested against Arnold messing at the pitch. It was the overs after 40 in the game. It would have helped Sri Lankan spinners. Ganguly went to the Sri Lankan dressing room angrily and pointed fingers at Arnold. He was warning him. Umpire David Shepherd came in the middle of the argument and somehow stopped it.

Kumar Sangakkara narrates the incident

Ex-Sri Lankan cricket team commander Kumar Sangakkara said that Ganguly went to their room after the match ended. He sat down to talk with the group and said on the off chance that it goes to remove, at that point he may be suspended. Sangakkara, as a result, assured him that nothing like that would happen again while playing the other matches.

Sangakkara recalls the unmistakable occurrence in the ODI of the event. It was where he was having this large contention with Russel Arnold. Sangakkara thinks Dada was on his last notice and the umpire detailed him. Sangakkara said on the Cricket Connected Show on Star Sports to the fans.

Also, the Sri Lankan team instructed him not to stress and that we were not going to overemphasize it and he would be alright.

Under Sourav Ganguly, Team India adopted the forceful strategy. The Indian team went ahead to win many of the cricket matches in the home country and overseas. Their aggressive approach and the young team under Dada brought a new phase to the Indian cricket team. Under the captaincy of Dada, the Indian cricket team improved a lot from the phase they were going through in the 1990s.

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Durba