Sourav Ganguly has been busy over the last few months after being anointed as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). After he came to the fore, India hosted its maiden Day-Night Test versus Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Indian cricket has had its fair share of turmoil despite the success in recent times and the focus has been on Ganguly to deliver.
He also had to share his opinions about various happening, including the rumours of MS Dhoni’s retirement, and Rishabh Pant’s poor run of form. Amidst a chock-a-block schedule, it won’t be wrong in saying that he doesn’t get a whole lot of time for himself. The administrative work that he is doing demands fitness, both physically and psychologically.
To keep himself refreshed, Ganguly is having fitness sessions on cold winter mornings. Dada, as he is popularly known, shared a picture where he can be seen, sitting on a field. The veteran captioned the picture and wrote, “A good fitness session in a cold morning is very freshning ….”
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In the meantime, Sachin Tendulkar took it as a chance to troll his former teammate. He started by appreciating Ganguly. “Well done Dadi! Kya baat hai…” he wrote. Ganguly reverted, referring to him as a ‘fitness freak. He wrote, “…thank u champion …. always was a fitness freak .. u remember the great training days ?”
But then Sachin reminded him of how the southpaw used to skip training sessions during their playing days. The Master Blaster wrote, “Yes Dadi..We all know how much you enjoyed training! Especially ‘Skipping’”
Here is the screenshot of the conversation
Ganguly and Tendulkar were one of the most lethal opening pairs in ODI cricket if not the deadliest. The duo started opening batting from 1996 and their partnership carried on until 2007. During this while, they amassed 6609 runs in 136 innings at an incredible average of 49.32.
They put on 21 century stands and 23 fifty partnerships in their illustrious career. Even after years following their retirement, their tally remains to be the highest. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are inching closer to them, scoring 4708 runs in 105 innings, averaging 45.26.
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