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Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly said that Natwest Trophy shirtless celebration way back in 2002 happened in the heat of the moment. In fact, it is well-known fact that Ganguly had taken his revenge from Andrew Flintoff, who had celebrated in the same fashion in Mumbai.

Meanwhile, on July 13 (Friday) India completed 16 years after winning the Natwest title under the leadership of Ganguly. In fact, the hero of the final, Mohammad Kaif has also decided to hang his boots from all the forms of the competitive game.

Sourav Ganguly
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Ganguly was all pumped up after India’s thumping win.

Meanwhile, Ganguly shirtless celebration is well known. In fact, Ganguly was all pumped after Kaif and Yuvraj Singh rescued India from the troubled waters.

“It feels great. The win was great… beating England in England in the Tri-series, especially with a strong Sri Lanka then. So, it was remarkable,” Ganguly told IndiaTV from London.

Ganguly claimed that the celebration was not pre-planned as it happened without giving a thought to it.

Moreover, India had their backs against the wall when they were tottering for 146 at five. However, both Yuvraj and Kaif played one of the most memorable knocks of their life.

“No. Nothing was pre-planned. I had not thought about it. Just happened in the heat of the moment. It was just normal. There was no afterthought. It was just that we won and we beat England in England. It just happened,” recalled Ganguly.

Mohammad Kaif
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Furthermore, Ganguly believes that India will repeat the history when they will take on England in the second ODI at Home of Cricket, Lord’s. India is currently leading 1-0 in the three-match series.

“They have been in superb form in the T20I and ODI series… they will be the favorites to win the series at Lord’s tomorrow,” he said.

Meanwhile, Sourav Ganguly had given a good start to the Indian team with Virender Sehwag in the Natwest Final.

India will lock horns with England in the second ODI at Lord’s tomorrow.

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