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“Wore His Heart On His Sleeve,” VVS Laxman Praises Sourav Ganguly

VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly
VVS Laxman (L) and Sourav Ganguly (R)

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly waving his shirt in the historic Lord’s balcony with is an image that is etched on every Indian sports fan’s memory. It became one of the defining moments of Ganguly’s career. Recently, former India cricketer VVS Laxman picked that image to shower praise on Sourav Ganguly.

Currently, Laxman is putting out a series of tweets showing gratitude to the legends of the game. Previously, he has hailed Anil Kumble and Sachin Tendulkar for taking Indian cricket to greater heights. On Tuesday, Laxman heaped praise on Ganguly on the microblogging site Twitter.

VVS Laxman heaps praise on Sourav Ganguly

VVS Laxman said the former opening batsman was “unconventional and fiercely proud” and always wore his heart on his sleeve. Ganguly is known to shape the future of Indian cricket in the early 2000s.

VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly
VVS Laxman (L) and Sourav Ganguly (R)

“Unconventional and fiercely proud, Sourav Ganguly wore his heart on his sleeve. And, sometimes, bared it too!” said Laxman while tweeting the famous Lord’s balcony picture when Ganguly took off his shirt after India defeated England in the NatWest Trophy final.

 

The NatWest Trophy final in 2002 was one of the benchmarks from where Indian cricket changed for good. The Men in Blues had successfully chased down a stiff target of 326 with two wickets and three balls to spare at Lord’s.
India were 146 for 5 at one stage, losing wickets in tandem after a rollicking start provided by Ganguly and Virender Sehwag. It was then, Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif took matters in their own hands. The duo stitched an invaluable stand of 121 runs to bring India’s chase back on track.
Yuvraj had scored 69 before getting dismissed but Kaif remained unbeaten on 87 to guide India to victory.