Nasser Hussain takes a cheeky dig at Sourav Ganguly over his Lord’s celebration
It seems that former England captain hasn't forgotten the celebrations yet.
Published - Jul 10, 2018 10:39 am | Updated - Jul 10, 2018 10:39 am
Very few must have forgotten India thrashing England in the final of the Natwest Series at the Home of Cricket almost 16 years ago. More than the loss what hurt the hosts was the celebration of the then Indian captain Sourav Ganguly who took his shirt off and waved it while standing at the balcony of Lord’s. Those scenes are still fresh in the minds of Nasser Hussain it seems as he took a cheeky dig at Ganguly when the latter posted a picture of him being at the iconic Stadium.
There was a lot of needle going on between the players of the two teams during the tri-series way back in 2002 and the stakes were high in the title clash. Both the sides were filled with star players and after electing to bat first, the hosts posted a mammoth total of 325 runs in 50 overs which were no less than 400 of the modern cricketing era then.
The visitors were reduced to 146/5 by 24th over after a sparkling start from the skipper himself and Virender Sehwag. There were no hopes of chasing such a big score whatsoever but the duo of Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif who had just started their respective careers joined hands and brought their team back in the game. The game went down the wire and India famously won the game in the final over with two wickets in hand to spark off wild celebrations from the Indian captain.
Hussain recalls the moment
Sourav Ganguly visited the iconic Lord’s on Monday and posted his picture from the same balcony. Interestingly, he also made his debut at the same venue in 1996 which he recalled on Twitter. He captioned his picture with the message which read, “Back at lords ..this is where career started.”
Nasser Hussain, who was at the receiving end 16 years ago still remembers the way his Indian counterpart expressed his joy while standing at the balcony. He was quick to respond to Dada’s post in which he said, “You’re on that balcony again … nice to see you with your shirt on !!”
Ganguly changed the face of Indian cricket and it all started at Lord’s. Down the line 16 years, India is one of the finest teams across all the formats.
Here’s the thread of the epic convo:
Back at lords ..this is where career started .. pic.twitter.com/JXi8ykxuNV
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) July 9, 2018
You’re on that balcony again … nice to see you with your shirt on !!
— Nasser Hussain (@nassercricket) July 9, 2018