‘I hated him’: Nasser Hussain recollects how Sourav Ganguly used to make him watch for toss ‘each single time’

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Sourav Ganguly is credited for altering the face of Indian cricket. Ganguly is one among India’ best captains of all time having guiding his nation to more tournament wins whereas giving an opportunity to many children, who later turned legends of Indian cricket. Ganguly was a feisty captain and was famously recognized to be aggressive against opposition and their skippers.

However, Ganguly was also infamous for not being punctual. Steve Waugh had complained that Ganguly often used to make him watch for the toss and former England skipper Nasser Hussain echoed these ideas.

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“Sourav’s like that. When I played against Sourav, I hated him, he used to make me watch for the toss each single time and I’ll be like, Ganguly, it’s 10.30, we’ve got to toss,” Hussain mentioned on the Cricket Connected Show on Star Sports.

“But now I work with him for the last decade on commentary, he’s such a delightful, calm, he’s still late for his commentary stints, however he’s a stunning bloke. And that’s the best way cricketers needs to be. When you play with him or against him, you don’t like him and if you meet up with him later in life, they’re good individuals.”

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Besides Ganguly, Hussain also talked about Sachin Tendulkar. Hussain revealed that the team administration had more conferences simply to debate a technique to dismiss Tendulkar before dealing with India. Hussain, whereas hailing the legend, mentioned that Tendulkar had a powerful approach.

“Overall, once I discuss all-time batsmen, Sachin Tendulkar had a powerful approach. When I used to be England skipper, I can’t keep in mind what number of team conferences we used to have simply to debate get Tendulkar out,” Hussain recalled whereas talking to Ian Bishop and Elma Smit in the most recent episode of ICC podcast titled ‘Cricket Inside Out’.

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