I Hated Playing Against Sourav Ganguly: Nasser Hussain

I Hated Playing Against Sourav Ganguly: Nasser Hussain
Sourav Ganguly

Nasser Hussain and Sourav Ganguly were fierce captains. So much so, that even today the two recall their rivalries either via Twitter or on interviews. Nasser Hussain has maintained that Sourav Ganguly transformed India to a tougher side but personally the former England captain hated playing against him.

Sourav Ganguly gave the right direction to a talented bunch of individuals with his leadership. He was one of the most successful Indian Test captain. India dramatically clinched the Natwest series in 2002 under him and reached the 2003 World Cup final.

Nasser Hussain, ICC World Cup 2019, Eoin Morgan, England National Cricket Team
Nasser Hussain. (Photo by Philip Brown/Popperfoto)

Sourav Ganguly always used to make me wait for toss: Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain said that Ganguly was a feisty captain and picked up in your face cricketers in the side be it Harbhajan Singh or Yuvraj Singh. Hussain also admitted that he personally hated playing against Ganguly as he used to make him wait for the toss.

I Hated Playing Against Sourav Ganguly: Nasser Hussain
Sourav Ganguly removing his shirt at Lord’s balcony (Photo-Outlook India)

“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, were lovely, nice. Sourav’s like that. 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, its 10.30, we have to toss,” he added.

Hussain was the captain of the English side which lost a thrilling final to India in the NatWest series. However, Ganguly and Hussain are a sport. Despite all the achievements as captain, Ganguly has often displayed his anguish for not being able to get his hands on the World Cup ever in his career.

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