BCCI President Sourav Ganguly : Natwest has its own charm , Winning in Lord’s is a remarkable feeling


Former India Captain and Present BCCI President Sourav Ganguly considered Natwest trophy win as one of the greatest moments of his cricketing career.


After 2002 Champions trophy, Ganguly and his young team targeting the Natwest trophy in England. Chasing down a Score of 326 with just three balls to spare. In that match Mohammed Kaif played a shiny knock of 87 not out. While supported by young lad Yuvraj Singh who scored 69 both helped India to seize the most memorable final at Lord’s.

Sourav Ganguly members of the Indian team celebrate after winning the NatWest Series Final

Following the win, Sourav Ganguly aka DADA waved his T-shirt at Lord’s balcony – which remain a Vivid moment for every cricket fan around the country.Recently BCCI chatshow on Twitter #DadaOpensWithMayank, Ganguly shared his emotions on Natwest final with India test batsman Mayank Agarwal.

He told “It was a great moment. We all got carried away, but that’s what sport is. When you win a game like that, you celebrate even more. That was one of the great cricket matches I have been part of.”
India’s captain Sourav Ganguly holds up the trophy after India won the NatWest Series Final against England at Lord’s
During the chat, a fan of Sourav Ganguly named Ashok Surya asked, “How was it when the Indian team reached the world cup final under your leadership and how was it when the Indian team won the Natwest trophy? Our of this two which one you will rate as the highest.”
Answering the question Sourav Ganguly said, “Natwest had its own charm. You win in England, on a Saturday at Lords. It’s a remarkable feeling it’s a packed house. I am sure you will get to be there when we travel for the 5 Test matches.”
Discussing with Mayank Agarwal, Sourav Ganguly also picked some player from 2019 world cup for his 2003 world cup team. He picked Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.
Disclose the reason behind this selection the former Indian Skipper said, ” The quality of fast bowler Bumrah.
We played in South Africa, although we bowled exceptionally well in that series. Bumrah, Rohit and Virat would be in the middle. Rohit at the top and I at no 3. I don’t know Virender Sehwag might be listening to this end and I would get a phone call tomorrow, what the hell do you think. But I would have these three in the squad.” Explained Ganguly.
After asked if he picked MS Dhoni he cleared he would have but Rahul Dravid was better managed by me. “MS Dhoni also – but since you gave me three choices I would have managed with Dravid behind the stumps, Because I think he did a great job in 2003 world cup.” He added.


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