BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was seen at his wittiest best in an episode of ‘No Filter Neha’ hosted by the bollywood actor Neha Dhupia. Bollywood industry in the recent past have turned their focus on producing biopics on sporting legends. And a biopic on former India captain Sourav Ganguly is still to be made.
Neha Dhupia, in her show, suggested Sourav Ganguly that Hrithik Roshan should lead in his biopic. Ganguly had an epic response to the suggestion as he trolled himself b\\\y saying that Hrithik Roshan has got a body like him. He also added that the bollywood star will have to get a body like him before he starts shooting.
“But he’s got to get a body like me, first. Lot of people would say the way Hrithik’s body is, how good-looking he is, and how muscular he is, people would say ‘Aree, you’ll have to get a body like Hrithik’. But, Hrithik will have to get a body like me before he starts,” Ganguly said on No Filter Neha.
Ganguly will always be known for re-branding the style of cricket India played. He took over the captaincy reigns in a controversial situation and helped the national team grow with his ‘never say die spirit’.
Ganguly was attracted to the playing style of David Gower. The former India captain scored most of his runs on the off-side. He had a complete control on the shots he played on the off-side such as square drive, square cut and cover drive. However, one of the drawbacks in his playing style, was that he was not comfortable to short ball as he could not hook or pull easily.
Ganguly established himself as an opener for a long period of time. He was known for making the best use of the fielding restrictions in the early overs. It was brilliant hand-eye co-ordination which helped him to notice the ball with ease. He could take charge against the spinners and would often step up to hit them.
The southpaw retired with a brilliant average in Tests and ODIs. He scored 7212 runs in the longest format at an average of 42.17 and also notched up 11363 runs in the ODIs at an average of 41.02. Ganguly scored over 100 half-centuries in his successful international career.