Sourav Ganguly pulls Nasser Hussain's leg recalling 2002 NatWest final; latter responds, Kaif also weighs in his opinion

Sourav Ganguly pulls Nasser Hussain’s leg recalling 2002 NatWest final; latter responds, Kaif also weighs in his opinion

The memorable win is still fresh in the minds of the fans even after almost 18 years.

Sourav Ganguly and Nasser Hussain
Sourav Ganguly and Nasser Hussain. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Sourav Ganguly is often credited for changing the attitude of the team in the early 2000s. It was under his captaincy that India came out of the match-fixing saga successfully and played some great cricket in its aftermath. And the success was there to see in 2002 itself in England when a young side with experienced players also at the helm defeated the hosts at Lord’s.

Almost 18 years down the line, the win is still fresh in the minds of fans and even the players of the team keep relishing the memories every now and then. BCCI President and the captain of the team then, Ganguly took to Twitter in the wee hours of June 20 to post the pre-match photo with the then England skipper Nasser Hussain.

It was taken before the final of the Natwest trophy. However, Sourav Ganguly hilariously tagged his friend from England to ask about it stating that his memory is fading away with age. “Hi Nass .. when was this picture taken .. losing memory with old age…need my mates help @nassercricket,” he wrote in the tweet.

Here’s his tweet:

Nasser Hussain has nothing to say but Kaif and Ganguly troll him again

Nasser Hussain came across Sourav Ganguly’s tweet but he had nothing to say. He replied just with a GIF which depicted him to be hiding somewhere. The former India captain, however, didn’t stop here and responded to him stating a young Nasser must be thinking about captaincy now. “Young Nass , already thinking about captaincy @nassercricket,” his reply read.

Meanwhile, the hero of that epic final, Mohammad Kaif also responded to the tweet taking a potshot at Nasser Hussain. The latter had called him a bus driver when he came out to bat in the steep chase and Kaif remembered the instance as he eventually went on to play the best innings of his career. Chasing 326, India were reduced to 146/5 in 24 overs.

However, the duo of Yuvraj and Kaif led their fightback and the latter batted till end to remain unbeaten on 87 and scripted a memorable two-wicket victory. Sourav Ganguly’s fiery celebrations after the win are still talked about and Kaif wrote the same in his tweet. “Hi @nassercricket I think you called someone a ‘bus driver.’ And in the end we all saw Dada’s 8-pack abs at the Lord’s balcony #mymemories,” his tweet read.

Here are the replies: