Nasser Hussain and Sourav Ganguly have had a deep history when it comes to captaining their nations. Everyone remembers the 2002 NatWest final and how India emerged victorious in that particular series which changed the landscape of Indian cricket.
Moreover, the current BCCI President has also made the former England skipper wait during the toss a couple of times. Recently, Nasser Hussain has revealed how Sourav Ganguly used to make the English captain wait for the toss.
I used to hate Ganguly – Nasser Hussain
He also said that he used to hate it when Ganguly used to make him wait. However, things have changed when they hanged their boots and joined hands in commentary.
“When I played against Sourav, I hated him, he used to make me wait for the toss every single time and I’ll be like, Ganguly, it’s 10.30, we have to toss. But now I work with him for the last decade on commentary, he’s such a nice, calm, he’s still late for his commentary stints, but he is a lovely bloke,” Hussain said.
The former English captain who appeared on the show Star Sports show Cricket Connected spoke about Ganguly made the Indian side tougher and more competitive under him. He also felt that the Indian side was a nicer side and always greeted them with morning greetings.
“I have always said, and this is a generalisation, but I have always said about Ganguly, that he made India a tougher side. So, before Ganguly, there was very talented side, but you felt they were also a nice side, very down to earth, would meet you with morning greetings, morning Nasser, it was a very pleasant experience.”, said Nasser.
Nasser Hussain stressed on the point how Sourav Ganguly picked courageous players in his line up. Players like Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh made a huge impact in the game.
“He was feisty and he picked feisty cricketers whether it would be Harbhajan or Yuvraj or whoever feisty in your face cricketers that when you met him away from the game, was lovely, nice. Sourav’s like that,” he added.